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Man from Oklahoma faces federal bank robbery charge

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

            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.

Updated March 18, 2020

Press Release Number: 20-045