ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Thanks to a couple of alert witnesses, a bank robbery suspect never had chance.
The robbery happened Friday night at the Wells Fargo at Coors and Sequoia Northwest.
According to the criminal complaint, Mariano Herrera, 59, walked in wearing a ski mask, pointed a gun at two bank tellers and stole a lot of cash.
The FBI says two customers were suspicious when they saw Herrera walk in with a mask on. They waited outside and got his license plate number. When he fled, they followed him and called 911.
Deputies later found Herrera at his home. He told the FBI he is a heroin addict and robbed the bank to support his habit.
The stolen money was found in a toolbox. The FBI says the handgun used in the heist was loaded.
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