An armed man robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Tuesday, March 7, and fled in a white Dodge Durango SUV after switching getaway vehicles.
The suspect is described as a bald, stocky Hispanic male in his 30s and approximately 6′ tall. He wore a black bandana over his face, a black baseball cap, a blue T-shirt with a white long-sleeve shirt underneath and black jeans.
The suspect entered BBVA Compass Bank, 1201 San Pedro Dr., NE, at approximately 11:24 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said he displayed a silver or gray handgun and demanded money from a teller.
The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank and drove away in an older model, white four-door sedan. The suspect abandoned the vehicle at Alvarado Drive NE and Alice Avenue NE, about a half-mile away. He then got into a white Dodge Durango SUV, model years 2004—2009, driven by a Hispanic woman. The SUV had a possible temporary tag in the back window.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505.843.STOP. Tips also can be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.
The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.