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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for 9 Bank Robberies

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 FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Evan Lemmon was sentenced to 80 months in prison and order to pay $24,875 in restitution. Lemmon, 29, of Albuquerque, pled guilty to nine counts of bank robbery on February 9, 2023.

According to court records, over a five-month period from Sept. 28, 2021, to March 7, 2022, Lemmon committed a spree of nine bank robberies in Albuquerque, each following a similar pattern. Each time, Lemmon would enter the banks wearing a cap, face covering, and a glove on his right hand and pass a similar note to a teller. After the tellers complied, Lemmon would flee on foot to a car parked nearby and leave the scene.

After the eighth robbery, the FBI located one of the cars Lemmon fled in with the assistance of APD’s Investigative Support Unit. The FBI tracked the vehicle and subsequently located it leaving the scene on the ninth robbery. At that time, the FBI executed a search warrant on Lemmon’s residence and recovered caps and items of clothing consistent with the robberies, a piece of paper believed to be a draft note that stated “I HAVE A GUN GIVE M,” and U.S. currency.

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

The FBI’s Albuquerque Violent Crime and Gang Task Force and the Albuquerque Police Department’s Investigate Support Unit (ISU) investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Jaymie L. Roybal is prosecuting the case.

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Updated July 13, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-149