Via: FBIElPaso – El Paso Field Office of the FBI
EL PASO, TX— The FBI El Paso Field Office and El Paso Police Department (EPPD) are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for a bank robbery on Friday, September 2, 2022.
At approximately 11:15 a.m., an unknown male entered the GECU located at 10425 Vista Del Sol. The suspect fired multiple shots inside the bank with a handgun. No reported injuries. The robber obtained an undisclosed sum of money and left the bank heading towards Yarbrough.
EPPD K-9 units were deployed in the surrounding neighborhood to locate the suspect.
FBI El Paso’s Violent Crime Task Force is working in close conjunction with EPPD’s Crimes Against Persons Unit.
FBI El Paso Evidence Response Team and EPPD’s Crime Scene Unit are actively processing the crime scene.
- Sex: Male
- Race: Unknown
- Height: Approximately 5’ 11”-6 feet
- Clothing: Khaki pants, Khaki long sleeved shirt, light colored sun hat, yellow safety vest, black boots, dark gloves, possible khaki vest, and a dark face covering.
“We are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify this bank robbery suspect,” said FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge Jeffery R. Downey. “Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at (915) 832-5000 or 1-800-CALL-FBI, or El Paso Police Department at (915) 832-4400.”
Bank robbery carries a possible prison term of up to 20 years. The use of a gun, other dangerous weapon, toy gun, or hoax bomb device during the commission of a bank robbery can be punishable by a prison term of up to 25 years.
The shooting of thirteen innocent individuals last Saturday in Buffalo, New York, is another example of the seemingly endless violence committed against people of color in our country daily. A volatile combination of assault weapon accessibility, misguided ideologies of hate, domestic terrorism, and tactics of white genocide adopted by an eighteen-year-old resulted in the deaths of ten Blacks and three wounded. The teenager accused of killing Blacks in the Buffalo supermarket massacre posted a rambling white supremacist manifesto that spewed a racist philosophy and outlined step-by-step plans to exterminate Blacks in the U.S.
On behalf of the El Paso MLK Committee, we offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this horrific tragedy. We pray that God will strengthen, encourage, and uplift you during this extremely difficult time.
As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness.” We pray the El Paso Community will continue to align itself with local law enforcement agencies, faith-based groups, school administrators, school districts, parents, organizations, and entrepreneurs to eradicate the threat of violence.
Bishop Albert J. Mays, Jr., MA. ED, ED (c), D.D.