ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - It appears the serial bandit suspected in five bank robberies in Albuquerque in the past few weeks has branched out.
Around 5 p.m. Thursday a man with a dark mustache wearing a baseball cap and jacket walked into the Walgreens in Old Town. An Albuquerque Police Department spokesman says the suspect pointed a gun at an employee during the robbery.
An FBI Albuquerque spokesman says it appears to be the same person they're searching for.
"The photos appear to be similar," FBI Special Agent Frank Fisher said. "We are not going to definitively say this is the same suspect until we apprehend him and question him."
The FBI has been looking for a similar-looking man for weeks.
The robberies started Jan. 12 at the Bank of Albuquerque on Coors Boulevard NW. A week and a half later, another robbery hit US Bank off of Montgomery Boulevard. The FBI says in both instances, a man walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money.
Six days later the FBI says the robber struck twice even showing part of a gun to a teller when demanding money at the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union. The next day a Wells Fargo a few blocks away was robbed, but the FBI says in this case, the suspect pointed a gun at the teller.
The FBI says this suspect is a growing danger to the public, especially if he's the same guy who robbed the Walgreens.
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