Oklahoma man accused of recently robbing bank in New Mexico

The Associated Press - March 17, 2020 9:45 am

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of robbing a bank in New Mexico has had his initial court appearance.

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Randy Matthew Peraza of Oklahoma City is charged in a criminal complaint with bank robbery. Peraza is in custody awaiting a detention hearing.

Prosecutors say he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. According to the criminal complaint, Peraza allegedly robbed a bank in Roswell on March 13. Witnesses say Peraza demanded money from a teller and walked out of the bank and across a street before sitting in a grassy area where police arrested him a short time later. It was unclear Monday if Peraza has a lawyer yet.


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