Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Escapee Linked to Rash of Bank Heists.

Byline: Guillermo Contreras Journal Staff Writer

FBI Says 3 Holdups Bear Mark of Convicted Robber

Convicted bank robber Byron Shane Chubbuck, who escaped from federal custody last month, is a suspect in three of six Albuquerque-area bank robberies on Tuesday.

The FBI said it is not ruling out that the other three bank heists were pulled by an acquaintance of Chubbuck's. The FBI called Chubbuck a "possible suspect" in one of the other three.

Tuesday's robberies occurred in separate parts of town, but four happened within an hour. Two were across the street from each other.

The FBI did not disclose how much cash was taken.

In one robbery, the suspect told tellers that he was "Robin the Hood," the FBI said.

FBI agents gave Chubbuck that moniker because in previous robberies he would claim to tellers that the money he would steal was going to be used to help poor children. …

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