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For the second time in as many months, a Carlsbad bank has been robbed by a masked perpetrator.

The FBI reports an armed subject wearing a mask of an old man with a bushy, white moustache entered U-1st Community Federal Credit Union, 601 N. Canal St., around 5 p.m. Friday and displayed a handgun.

The suspect demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The bank robber – described as 5’11” to 6’ tall, wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, dark gloves, and baggy khaki pants tucked into the tops of brown boots – fled the scene in a blue Chevrolet Z71 pickup with a black hood and black trim.

Anyone with potential information about the robbery is urged to contact the FBI at 505-889-1300 or, anonymously, Crime Stoppers of Eddy County at 1-844-786-7227.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, and tips can also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

In mid-November, a suspect wearing an old man mask, a hoodie, and dark glasses robbed Western Commerce Bank, 501 N. Canal St. The FBI is also still seeking information on that crime.

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