'Bad Wig Bandit' Back At It, Robs 4th NC Bank
The man dubbed the "Bad Wig Bandit" for his propensity to wear distinctive wigs while robbing banks has struck again, the FBI said.
According to the FBI, a man who wore a straight, brown wig robbed a BB&T Bank in Hendersonville on Thursday at about 4:45 p.m.
The man, who is about 5-feet-4 inches, was wearing a shoulder-length black wig and a black, puffy jacket when he entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. He left with an undisclosed amount of money.
The same man is suspected to have robbed three other banks in the Charlotte area in the past month -- a BB&T Bank in Huntersville on Dec. 13, a New Horizon Bank in Belmont on Jan. 8 and a Wells Fargo Bank in Gastonia about five hours after the Belmont robbery.
The FBI previously released three surveillance photos of the suspects from the robberies. In Huntersville, his hair is a blonde bob; in Belmont, it is long and bright red; in Gastonia, it is curly and dark.