Thursday, June 14, 2012

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to February Robbery of Bank of the West

ALBUQUERQUE—This morning in federal court, Anthony Campos, 33, of Albuquerque, pled guilty to an indictment charging him with bank robbery under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

At sentencing, Campos faces a maximum penalty of 20 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Campos has been in federal custody since his arrest on February 6, 2012, and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has not yet been set.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that Campos pled guilty to robbing the Bank of the West (the bank) located at 780 Juan Tabo NE, on February 6, 2012. According to the criminal complaint, Campos walked into the bank, approached the bank teller, and presented a handwritten note stating, “Empty the register, I have a gun.”

The bank teller provided Campos with cash, and Campos was last seen fleeing on foot.

Based on a tip, officers of the Albuquerque Police Department went to the vicinity of the Canyon de Arrowhead Apartments in northwest Albuquerque. There, officers observed an adult male, subsequently identified as Campos, who was standing by a Dodge Durango and who strongly resembled the person described by witnesses to the bank robbery. Campos was arrested after officers located a bundle of money within the Dodge Durango and after he was positively identified by a witness to the bank robbery.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Campos is required to pay full restitution to the bank.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Albuquerque Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon K. Stanford.

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