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Man robs Rio Rancho bank, flees on mountain bike

A security camera image of the man the FBI says robbed a BBVA bank on Thursday, Oct. 24, and fled on a bicycle. (Source: FBI)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 50-to-60-year-old man carrying a modest briefcase knocked off a Rio Rancho bank Thursday morning, making his getaway on a mountain bike.

The FBI says the robbery happened at the BBVA branch at 1201 Rio Rancho SE around 9:25 a.m.

Shown is the suspect in the robbery of a BBVA bank in Rio Rancho on Thursday, Oct. 24. (Source: FBI)

The suspect, described as a Hispanic man with a gray moustache and beard, walked into the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who gave him an undisclosed amount of money, according to an FBI news release.

“The suspect fled north riding a mountain bicycle with a cargo rack above the front tire,” the agency said.

The man was dressed in “a light-colored baseball cap with a dark brim; sunglasses; a green windbreaker; blue jeans; and black shoes with white soles.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300, or the Rio Rancho Police Department at (505) 544-6316. Tips can also be submitted at

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