8:47am

Thu July 10, 2014
Local and State News

Rio Rancho Man Is Accused In 2 Bank Robberies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man is in custody in connection with two bank robberies in the Albuquerque area since last month.

The FBI says 21-year-old Joshua Abeyta was arrested Wednesday in Rio Rancho.

Abeyta is accused in the June 30 robbery at a Bank of Albuquerque in Rio Rancho and the July 8 robbery of another Bank of Albuquerque branch in Albuquerque.

He's expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Thursday.

FBI officials say no other details of the case will be released until after Abyeta's court appearance.