19 year old sentenced for role in bank robbery

New Mexico - A man involved in a New Mexico bank robbery early this year is sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Prosecutors say 19 year old Santos Preciado and three other people left Tucumcari on April 12th with the intention of robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose.

Police report all four were apprehended shortly after leaving the bank with almost $30,000 dollars in cash. The other three suspects are awaiting trial.