Albuquerque police: Man claims he was forced to rob restaurant


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man told police he was forced to rob an IHOP.

The Albuquerque Police Department arrested 40-year-old Richard Rivera Sunday.

They say Rivera robbed a waitress at the restaurant on Central and Eubank at gunpoint.

When they questioned Rivera, officers say he told them a man was threatening his family and he was forced to rob the IHOP to come up with money.

Officers did not explain why. 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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