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Man pleads guilty in robbery of Albuquerque bank

September 7, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to a federal bank robbery charge in a heist four months ago at an Albuquerque bank.

Jesus Manuel Almanza of Albuquerque will face up to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea on Thursday.

Authorities say Almanza walked into a Wells Fargo branch in late April, jumped over the counter of the teller station, demanded money and fled in a car.

The car was traced back to a home where the 23-year-old Almanza was located and eventually arrested.

Investigators say a search of the home led to the discovery of the clothes used in the robbery and a large sum of cash.

Sentencing for Almanza hasn’t yet been scheduled.

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