Man charged with Albuquerque bank robbery, other federal crimes


Staff Reports

ALBUQUERQUE — The FBI charged Andres Otero in a federal criminal complaint with the Oct. 30 robbery of an Albuquerque bank and other federal crimes.

Otero, 61, with addresses in Moriarty and Albuquerque, was charged with bank robbery, interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Otero, who was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department Nov. 1 on an active arrest warrant out of Texas for violating his parole, is accused of robbing Washington Federal, 300 Eubank Blvd. NE.

He also is charged with the robberies of two other Albuquerque businesses, a Waffle House and a Dollar General store.

Otero was expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Monday.

The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.