Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Bank Robbery Conviction
ALBUQUERQUE – Randy K. Lovett, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to a 77-month term of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on a bank robbery charge.
Lovett was arrested in April 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the Bank of America located at 7644 Jefferson St. NE, in Albuquerque, on April 19, 2017. According to the complaint, Lovett robbed the Bank of America by handing a bank teller a note in which he claimed to have a gun, demanded money, and informed the teller she had 30 seconds to comply. Lovett subsequently was indicted on May 9, 2017, on a bank robbery charge.
On June 28, 2017, Lovett pled guilty to the indictment. In his plea agreement, Lovett admitted presenting a demand note to a bank teller with a message that was intended to intimidate and threaten the teller into complying with his demand. The note stated that Lovett was armed and demanded cash in denominations of $50 and $100 bills.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Howard Thomas prosecuted the case.