Upper Valley bank robbery suspect arrested
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Update:
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force partnered with the El Paso Police and Sheriff’s Department as well as the Las Cruces Police Department and the Dona Ana County Sherriff’s Office to successfully solve the First Savings Bank Robbery that occured Monday afternoon.
Rick Edward Sanchez, 36 was arrested without incident at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
The FBI followed up on numerous anonymous tips received from the public after the bank robbery and was able to successfully solve the first bank robbery of 2014 within 27 hours of the occurrence.
Sanchez will go before Judge Torres Wednesday afternoon for his initial appearance where he will be charged with one count of bank robbery.
The FBI is investigating a robbery that took place Monday morning in El Paso's Upper Valley at the First Savings Bank, located at 5430 Doniphan.
A man, described as a heavyset Hispanic man, 5'10" tall, with a goatee walked into the First Savings Bank at approximately 11:45 a.m. and handed the taller a note, demanding money. The teller complied and the man was able to flee the area on foot, headed south on Doniphan.
The man was wearing a black jacket, white shirt, blue jeans, black hat with sunglasses on top, and construction boots. He did not use a weapon during the robbery, and left the note at the bank when he fled.
The robbery is currently being investigated by the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Sheriff's Department. If you have any information about the robbery, please contact the FBI at (915) 832-5000.