Socorro Police Department responds to a bank robbery at Wells Fargo on Thursday.
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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man suspected of robbing the Socorro Wells Fargo banks and three other banks in New Mexico.
He is suspected of using demand notes to rob two banks in Moriarty, July 15 and July 19, Tijeras on July 19, and Socorro on July 22.

The Wells Fargo robbery happened at approximately 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 22  according to the FBI. The suspect presented a demand note to a teller, who handed him an undisclosed amount of money. He left the bank and headed northbound.

The FBI and the Socorro Police Department are looking for this suspect in connection with the robbery at Wells Fargo on Thursday.
Courtesy of the FBI

The man is described as Hispanic, in his mid-40s, approximately five feet and five inches tall, with a medium build. He wore a dark ball cap with a light-colored brim, a dark mask, a navy blue long-sleeve shirt and black pants. He may also have a tattoo under his right eye.

“The FBI is working with our local law enforcement partners to find this individual and bring him to justice,” said Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda of the Albuquerque FBI Division. “Bank robberies can put innocent employees and customers at risk. We are asking the public to call us if they have any information on this suspect.”
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300.
Tips can also be submitted online at
Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at
Bank robbery carries a possible prison term of up to 20 years. The use of a gun, other dangerous weapon, toy gun, or hoax bomb device during the commission of a bank robbery can be punishable by a prison term of up to 25 years.