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Armed man robs NE ABQ bank

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man with a semi-automatic handgun robbed BBVA Compass Bank at 6001 Academy Road NE on Tuesday afternoon, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, mid-20s to 30 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, with a slender to medium build, the FBI said.

He was wearing a red bandana covering the lower half of his face, sunglasses, a white baseball cap, black T-shirt and blue jeans when he walked into the bank around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday and pointed a gun at bank employees, according to the release.

The suspect demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man left the bank, walking east on Academy Road NE.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI in Albuquerque at (505) 889-1300 or Albuquerque Crime Stoppers at (505) 843-STOP or send a tip online at


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