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Moriarty Man Sentenced to Fourteen Years for Robbing Two Albuquerque-Area Banks in July 2012

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Georges Marius Hyatt, 47, of Moriarty, N.M., was sentenced earlier today to 14 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his bank robbery conviction and for violating the terms of his supervised release on prior convictions.  Hyatt also was ordered to pay restitution to the banks that were the victims of his criminal conduct.

Hyatt was arrested on July 18, 2012 on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the New Mexico Federal Credit Union branch at 6501 Indian School Road NE in Albuquerque on July 16, 2012.  According to the criminal complaint, Hyatt was identified as the bank robber by an official with the U.S. Probation Officer who saw photographs taken by the Credit Union’s surveillance cameras in the media.  The official notified the FBI that a warrant had been issued for Hyatt’s arrest for violating the conditions of his supervised release.  Hyatt was arrested after the victim bank teller positively identified him as the bank robber.

On March 23, 2013, Hyatt pled guilty to a four-count felony information charging him with (1) robbing the Credit Union on July 16, 2012; (2) robbing the Bank of the West branch located at 5401 Gibson Blvd. SE in Albuquerque on July 17, 2012; (3) possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and (4) being a felon in possession of a firearm.   In entering his guilty plea, Hyatt admitted that he previously had been convicted on bank robbery charges in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

            This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon K. Stanford.
Updated January 26, 2015