- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say an Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery charge.

Prosecutors say 22-year-old Isaiah Gallegos entered his plea Tuesday in federal court.

Gallegos was arrested last year on a criminal complaint.

He and four co-defendants were accused of robbing a US Bank branch on March 30, 2016.

Three of the men remained in a vehicle while the fourth entered the bank, threatened to shoot the bank employees and demanded that two bank tellers place cash into a plastic bag.

Gallegos says he acted as lookout while his co-defendants robbed the bank.

Prosecutors say Gallegos faces a sentence of up to 25 years in federal prison.

He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

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