FBI seeks suspect in Pojoaque bank heist

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The FBI, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, and Pojoaque Tribal Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch in the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect is described as a Native American or Hispanic female, approximately 5’3” tall, with a medium to heavy build.

She wore sunglasses, a black and white bandana around her head, a white surgical mask over her face, blue gloves, a dark hooded sweatshirt, light colored pants, and dark shoes.

The suspect may have acne scars on her face.

Witnesses say the suspect entered the bank on 3 W. Gutierrez St. at approximately 2:13 p.m.

She showed a handgun and demanded a teller put money in a white bag the suspect was holding.

The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

She may have fled in a white, crew-cab GM or Chevrolet pickup truck last seen heading eastbound into a residential area.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense, and the penalty increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Office at 505-889-1300 (24 hours) or Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office at 505-428-3720.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.

Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

The FBI, meanwhile, is still investigating the robbery of the Los Alamos National bank branch in White Rock, according to spokesman Frank Fisher.

 In that robbery, a female suspect also is wanted.