Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbing US Bank Branch in January 2015
ALBUQUERQUE – Joshua Hicks, 31, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 46 months in prison for robbing the US Bank Branch located on Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque, in Jan. 2015. Hicks will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
Hicks was arrested Feb. 9, 2015, based on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the US Bank branch on Jan. 2, 2015. According to the criminal complaint, Hicks robbed the bank on Jan. 2, 2015, by handing the bank teller a crumpled hand written note which included the words “have gun,” “robbed” and “money.” The teller recognized it as a robbery note and handed money over to Hicks who then left the bank.
Hicks was indicted on Feb. 10, 2015, and charged with committing a bank robbery in Bernalillo County, N.M., on Jan 2. 2015. Hicks pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement on Sept. 14, 2015.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman Cairns.