“Ski Bum Bandit” Robs ABQ Bank


December 8, 2022, 11:52 pm


Posted: 12/8/2022 @4:50PM

UPDATED 12/9/2022 @11:50AM

The FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department are requesting the public’s help in identifying the Ski Bum Bandit. On Thursday, December 8, 2022 at approximately 9:15AM, this uniquely disguised suspect robbed the First Financial Credit Union, at 1625 Rio Bravo Blvd SW.


The suspect is described as a Black male, he is 6’ in height, and he weighs 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, ski goggles, blue surgical mask, blue glove on his right hand, dark pants, and dark running shoes.  The FBI also reported that the suspect had a noticeable limp when walking into the credit union. However, his limp quickly disappeared when he ran out of the building going west and down an alley.


The suspect displayed a handgun inside of the bank and he took an undisclosed amount of money from the bank.


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect.

On top of the FBI reward, First Financial Credit Union is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of the Ski Bum Bandit.

“First Financial Credit Union is also offering a $10,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect,” said Jeremy VP of Cards, Fraud & Security of the credit union.


Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.


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.


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