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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Shiprock Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbing Farmington Bank Branch in February 2014

ALBUQUERQUE – Ryan Lowe, 20, of Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison for his bank robbery conviction.  Lowe will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.  Lowe also was ordered to pay restitution to the victim of his crime.

Lowe was arrested on June 4, 2014, on a criminal complaint alleging that he robbed the Citizens Bank branch located at 500 West Broadway in Farmington, N.M., on Feb. 13. 2014.  Lowe subsequently was charged with bank robbery in an indictment filed on June 11, 2014. 

According to court filings, Lowe robbed the bank on Feb. 13, 2014, by presenting a demand note to a bank teller and taking cash from the teller.   Between Feb. 14, 2014 and April 16, 2014, the FBI interviewed a series of witnesses who provided evidence establishing that Lowe was the person who robbed the bank.

Lowe entered a guilty plea to the indictment on Sept. 12, 2014.  The guilty plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement.

This case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman Cairns. 

Updated January 26, 2015