Man Arrested for Alamogordo Bank Robbery

Man Arrested for Alamogordo Bank Robbery

POSTED: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 11:23am

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 12:43pm

ALAMOGORDO- A quick arrest was made after a man robbed an Alamogordo bank yesterday.

Jesus Romero, 46, of Alamogordo, has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery that occurred at First National Bank, 414 10th Street, Alamogordo, on Tuesday night.

Romero is expected to appear in federal court in Las Cruces on Thursday.

Alamogordo Department of Public Safety officers and FBI special agents arrested Romero shortly after the robbery. They were assisted by the Otero County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico State Police, and Department of Transportation.

Witnesses say a man went to the walk-up window of the bank's drive-through section at about 5:50 p.m. He gave a teller an envelope that said he had a bomb.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.
 

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Not smart to rob a bank in the same town you live in.

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