Albuquerque man convicted for years-long crime spree

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man has been convicted of federal charges stemming from armed robberies around the metro. David Savoy Thomas, 55, was one of the “worst of the worst” offenders targeted by the feds.

His crime spree started in 2010 when he held up a McDonalds for just $60. Three years later police say Thomas used a knife to hold up a Family Dollar twice in one week. Two months after that, he returned to the same shopping center using a gun to get nearly $4,000 from a Check n Go. When police went to arrest Thomas in 2013, he bit the officer’s thumb.

Thomas was found guilty Wednesday and faces 20 years in prison but he could get life if he’s deemed a career criminal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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