Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 21, 2016
Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Robbery Charge
ALBUQUERQUE – Fabian Baros, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court to a bank robbery charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Baros was arrested in Sept. 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the BBVA Compass Bank located at 1201 San Pedro Dr. in Albuquerque, on Sept. 10, 2015. The complaint alleged that Baros robbed the bank by approaching the bank teller and demanding money. Baros was arrested later that day by the Albuquerque Police Department.
Baros was subsequently indicted on Oct. 7, 2015. During today’s proceedings, Baros pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that he robbed the BBVA Compass Bank on Sept. 10, 2015.
At sentencing, Baros faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison followed by up to three years of supervised release. Baros remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe is prosecuting the case.