Man arrested after stealing pens, candy from Albuquerque bank


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man was arrested for breaking into an Albuquerque bank but police say he didn’t want cash.

Police say 57-year-old Blaine Broke into the Compass Bank near Candelaria and Carlisle Thursday night.

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Blaine Broke

When officers went to search him, they found Compass Bank pens, candy and filing cabinet keys inside his pockets.

Bobchak admitted to it all, saying he wanted pens and candy. He also said he had been drinking earlier in the night.

He’s charged with commercial burglary and possession of burglary tools.

Bobchak does have a criminal history. His last arrest was in 2008. 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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