Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Big-Nose Bandit Strikes in Espanola.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

A man the FBI has dubbed the Pinocchio Bandit is suspected of robbing the Community Bank in Espanola about 1:25 p.m. Tuesday.

The man, whose moniker is based on reports that he has a particularly prominent nose, is suspected of robbing seven other banks, six in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe, all in grocery-store bank branches.

On Tuesday, the FBI said the suspect walked into the bank at 512 S. Riverside Drive and showed the teller a note demanding cash. The teller provided the robber money, which he put into a day planner.

The man then walked out of the bank, and the agency reported that no one saw where he went. …

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