Suspect Sought in Robbery of Bank of Albuquerque Branch


UPDATE: Anastacio Amador, 39, of Albuquerque, was arrested Monday, Jan. 14 in connection with the robbery of the Bank of Albuquerque at 3301 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Amador is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Tuesday. FBI special agents, with the assistance of Albuquerque Police officers, apprehended Amador during a traffic stop.

FBI News:

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed the Bank of Albuquerque branch at 3301 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque Saturday, Jan. 12.

The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, between 5’0”-6’0” tall, in his mid-30s, with a slender to medium build.

He had a dark mustache and wore dark jeans, a light-colored T-shirt, dark jacket, and a dark beanie with sunglasses on top.

Witnesses say the suspect entered the bank at approximately 12:30 p.m. and handed a demand note to a teller.

He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen heading south on foot.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and the penalty increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Office at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours) or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.


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