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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for 2022 Bank Robbery

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Uriah Davis was sentenced to 33 months in prison. Davis, 32, of Albuquerque, pled guilty to bank robbery on Feb. 13, 2023.

According to court documents, on the morning of May 2, 2022, Davis entered the Wells Fargo Bank located on Central Ave and made a verbal demand for money to the teller and repeatedly told her to hurry. The teller handed Davis $4,900.00 in United States currency. A large amount of that United States currency was in one hundred-dollar bills due to a previous customer’s transaction. Davis took the currency and left the bank on foot heading west.

Later on May 2, the FBI received a tip through the National Threat Operation Center that led agents to Davis’ location. On May 4, the FBI executed a federal search warrant on a room at the Tewa Lodge motel in Albuquerque, where Davis was found and taken into custody. During a subsequent interview, David admitted to robbing the bank and claimed that he had spent the money on a pistol and fentanyl pills. Davis told agents he had been clean for seven or eight years but had recently started using again.

Upon his release from prison, Davis will be subject to 3 years of supervised release.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque Violent Crimes Task Force investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Anderson Hatfield is prosecuting the case.

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Updated September 13, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-218