FBI Searching Man Who Robbed Albuquerque Bank


FBI Media Alert: Man With Goatee Robs Albuquerque Bank, Might Have Fled in Pickup Truck

A man with a dark goatee robbed an Albuquerque bank on Friday, October 27, 2017, and possibly fled in a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male approximately 25-30 years old, about 5’7” to 5’9” tall, with dark hair and a goatee.

He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, a dark baseball cap, and blue jeans.

At approximately 2:40 p.m., the suspect entered Bank of the West, located at 5228 Central Avenue, SW.

The suspect gave a teller a note demanding money and stating the suspect had a gun.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank and possibly fled in a white Dodge Ram pickup truck with a crew cab.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.

Tips can also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

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Fergus is a reporter who mainly focuses on crime and local issues. Before joining the New Mexico Courier Express, he worked as a researcher and writer for the Institute for Northern Studies at Ohio State University and as a freelance journalist in Portalnd, having been published by over 20 outlets including NPR, the Center for Media and Democracy,The Huffington Post, Salon, Truthout and VICE.com.