FBI offers reward for ‘Bling Ring Bandit’ bank robber

Anyone who recognizes this thief is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

The FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying the “Bling Ring Bandit” responsible for an August 3 bank robbery. Courtesy of the FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying the Bling Ring Bandit who is responsible for a bank robbery on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

At approximately 5:07 p.m., an unknown male went to the First Convenience Bank inside the Walmart Supercenter at 3500 Coors Blvd. SW. The suspect presented a demand note to a cashier. The thief received an undisclosed sum of money and left the bank.

Description of the suspect:

  • male gender
  • Race: Black
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Weight: 160 pounds
  • Dark hair
  • Clothing: tan plaid baseball cap; thin-rimmed glasses; blue surgical mask; dark sweater with white Calvin Klein logo on the front; gray hoodie under the sweater.
  • Other: The suspect wore a large gold ring on his right little finger and carried an orange bag.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.

Information on other bank robbers wanted by the FBI is available at bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

Note: Bank robbery is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The use of a firearm, other dangerous weapon, toy gun or imitation bomb in the commission of a bank robbery may result in a prison sentence of up to go up to 25 years.

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