Police take bank intruder into custody

Posted at: 08/25/2014 8:47 AM
Updated at: 08/25/2014 4:11 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Albuquerque police say a man entered a Bank of America branch through an unsecured back door, prompting a charter school lockdown on Monday morning.

According to APD, employees at the Bank of America location on Central and Washington showed up to work and found a person already inside the building. Officers arrested the man, identified as 43-year-old Brian Kolbush, after 9 a.m.

Preliminary reports indicate that Kolbush was able to enter the bank through an unsecured rear door. He did not force his way into the building.

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School officials put the school on lockdown due to the school's proximity to the bank. Everyone at the school is safe, according to an administrator.

Kolbush has a criminal history dating back to 1994 that includes charges for identity theft, forgery, credit card theft, embezzlement, fraud and forgery.