Man from Oklahoma faces federal bank robbery charge
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Randy Matthew Peraza, 47, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma appeared in federal court in Roswell, New Mexico today for an initial appearance on a criminal complaint charging him with bank robbery.
According to the criminal complaint, Peraza allegedly robbed a bank in Roswell on Mar. 13. He allegedly went inside the bank, announced the robbery, and demanded money. A teller handed over cash. Peraza allegedly left the bank, walked across the street, and sat in the grass where police arrested him a short time later. There were no injuries.
Peraza is currently in custody awaiting a detention hearing. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. A criminal complaint is only an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The FBI investigated this case with the Roswell Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob Wishard is prosecuting the case.