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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Monday, September 14, 2015

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing US Bank Branch in January 2015

ALBUQUERQUE – Joshua Hicks, 31, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty today to robbing the US Bank Branch located on Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque, in Jan. 2015.  The guilty plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement.

Hicks was arrested Feb. 9, 2015, based on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the US Bank branch on Jan. 2, 2015.  The criminal complaint alleged that 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.

At sentencing, Hicks faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison followed by up to three years of supervised release.  He remains detained 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 and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman Cairns.

Updated September 14, 2015