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Suspected Amarillo Bank Robber Arrested in Lubbock

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The man suspected of robbing an Amarillo bank has been arrested in Lubbock.

Gabriel Tenorio has been charged with robbing a branch of FirstBank Southwest in Amarillo on May 20th, 2013.

According to federal prosecutors, the 30-year-old Tenorio reportedly brandished a sawed-off shotgun and robbed the FBSW location at 5701 SW 34th Street in Amarillo.

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office continues, saying that the robber was observed without his mask by two people, and another person saw the vehicle he drove leaving the bank.

Two days later, Lubbock Police officers found FBSW money straps, a bag, and a sawed-off shotgun, consistent with items from the robbery, in a field near the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

After further investigation, authorities found that Tenorio was staying at a motel in Lubbock. After his arrest, a search of his vehicle and motel room yielded an amount of cash consistent with that taken in the robbery.

The maximum statutory penalty for bank robbery is 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the Amarillo and Lubbock Police Departments.

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