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Crime Bank robber dubbed 'Bad Wig Bandit' sought by FBI

20:20  10 january  2020
20:20  10 january  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Federal authorities are searching for a bank robber dubbed the "Bad Wig Bandit." who is targeting banks in North Carolina.

a person looking at the camera: Surveillance video released by the FBI shows a suspect wearing a wig during bank robberies in Huntersville, N.C., on Dec. 13, 2019 and in Belmont, N.C., on Jan. 7, 2020.© FBI Charlotte Surveillance video released by the FBI shows a suspect wearing a wig during bank robberies in Huntersville, N.C., on Dec. 13, 2019 and in Belmont, N.C., on Jan. 7, 2020.

The man is believed to have robbed three banks in the Charlotte area in the past few weeks, wearing a different wig during each crime, FBI officials said Thursday.

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During the first robbery -- on Dec. 13, 2019, in Huntersville -- the suspect wore a blonde wig, a multi-colored shirt and high heels, according to the Huntersville Police Department.

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As he walked into the second robbery -- on Jan. 7 in Belmont -- the suspect clearly wasn't trying to blend in, sporting a long, red beard and a hood over his head.

a person sitting at a desk: Surveillance video released by the FBI shows a suspect wearing a wig during bank robberies in Huntersville, N.C., on Dec. 13, 2019 and in Belmont, N.C., on Jan. 7, 2020.© FBI Charlotte Surveillance video released by the FBI shows a suspect wearing a wig during bank robberies in Huntersville, N.C., on Dec. 13, 2019 and in Belmont, N.C., on Jan. 7, 2020.

The third robbery was just hours later in Gastonia, during which he wore a more subdued disguise.

The FBI said it's assisting the Huntersville, Gastonia and Belmont police departments.

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