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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbing Western Commerce Bank in September 2013

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Solas Jansen, 36, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison for his bank robbery conviction.  Jansen will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Jansen was arrested on Sept. 29, 2013, based on a criminal complaint alleging that he robbed the Western Commerce Bank branch located at 1910 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque on Sept. 24, 2013.  Jansen subsequently was charged with bank robbery in an indictment filed on Oct. 9, 2013.

On Dec. 17, 2013, Jansen entered a guilty plea to the indictment.  Jansen admitted robbing the bank by presenting a demand note to a bank teller and taking money from the teller on Sept. 24, 2013.  Jansen acknowledged that the demand note may have put the bank teller in fear of harm.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

Updated January 26, 2015