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Robber sought after 3 bank heists in week

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Authorities say a man robbed three banks – two of them in one morning – over the past week in communities east of Albuquerque.

FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said the man robbed a bank in Moriarty and another in Tijeras on Monday morning. He is suspected of robbing another Moriarty bank last Thursday.

The man is described as Hispanic, around 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with tattoos on his neck and forearm.

Fisher said around 9:30 a.m. Monday the man walked into a U.S. Bank at 1401 U.S. Route 66 and gave the teller a demand note. He said the man was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.

Fisher said that less than 45 minutes later, the same man walked into the Wells Fargo at 503 N.M. 333 and gave the teller a demand note. He said the man was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank.

During the two robberies, the man wore a blue NASA baseball cap with a light-colored brim, a long-sleeve green shirt and a dark bandanna over the lower half of his face.

Fisher said authorities believe the man is responsible for a bank robbery last week in Moriarty.

A man fitting the same description walked into a Wells Fargo at 901 U.S. Route 66 around 3 p.m. and gave a demand note to a teller.

The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank.

During that robbery, the man was wearing a Gucci face mask, a long-sleeve blue shirt with a La Mesa RV logo, a baseball cap with a rainbow design, and dark green pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505-843-STOP.


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