- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man accused of robbing five Albuquerque-area banks and attempting to rob a sixth has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Christopher James Baum of Albuquerque entered his plea Thursday.

Under terms of his plea agreement, Baum will be sentenced within the range of 20 to 30 years in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

Baum was arrested two months ago after allegedly committing the offenses from Aug. 16-30.

Prosecutors say Baum robbed three different Bank of the West branches plus a Wells Fargo branch and a Nusenda Credit Union branch.

He also was accused of trying to rob a Bank of Albuquerque branch.

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