- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 21-year-old New Mexico man has been charged with attempted bank robbery after he allegedly demanded money from a teller at an Albuquerque bank’s drive-through window then fled the scene, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Daniel Hansen of Albuquerque is accused of entering the Bank of Albuquerque on Coors Blvd. around 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 16 before a teller told him that transactions must be handled at the drive-up window, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

Hansen then approached the window on foot and obtained a withdrawal slip and pen before returning the withdrawal slip with a written demand for money. The tellers backed away and activated the security alarm, the complaint.

Hansen returned to the vehicle in which he had arrived and fled the scene, prosecutors said. They said he later was identified as a suspect through his involvement in an unrelated incident.

It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or will be appointed one. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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