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Albuquerque man charged with bank robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

              ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Calvin Whiteside, 27, of Albuquerque, appeared in federal court on Oct. 29 on two counts of bank robbery. Whiteside will remain in custody pending trial.

              According to a criminal complaint, on Oct. 23, Whiteside allegedly entered and robbed Bank of the West on Menaul Blvd. in Albuquerque. Moments after leaving Bank of the West, Whiteside allegedly entered and robbed First Financial Credit Union on San Mateo Blvd. Albuquerque Police identified and apprehended Whiteside a short time later.

              If convicted, Whiteside faces up to 20 years in prison for each count. A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

              The FBI’s Albuquerque Violent Crime Task Force investigated this case with assistance from the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen A. White is prosecuting the case.

Updated November 3, 2020

Press Release Number: 20-210