APD arrests man for attempted bank robbery

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There was a large police presence outside of a Wells Fargo on the westside at Coors and Sequoia Tuesday afternoon due to an attempted robbery. The Albuquerque Police Department says at approximately 2:11 p.m., a man, later identified as 33-year-old Angel Lara Jr., entered the bank and handed a note to a teller that said “I’m robbing the bank, call all the news channels.”


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APD says Lara was implying he had a weapon under his clothes and threatened employees to comply with his commands and that he was going to hold everyone hostage and threatened suicide by cop. APD says the man was agitated and aggressive during the incident.

APD says Lara was eventually taken into custody after being tased. Lara will be booked into MDC but federal charges will also be filed.

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