June 21, 2011 in Legal , News

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ featured on FBI wanted website

Associated Press
 
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A bank robber known as the “Bad Hair Bandit” is now featured in a new wanted poster on an FBI website. Wearing a variety of wigs, the suspect is a white female in her 30s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, and has a heavy build.
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SEATTLE — A Washington bank robber known for wearing a variety of unattractive wigs is featured in a new wanted poster on the FBI website.

FBI spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich says the “Bad Hair Bandit” is the first bank robber from the FBI”s Seattle division to appear on the national website in many years.

The FBI is hoping to get some help from the public in capturing the woman who has committed or attempted at least 16 bank robberies in the Puget Sound area, Ellensburg and Spokane since December 2010.

The website features a gallery of 18 surveillance photos of the “Bad Hair Bandit” in various wigs.

A reward totaling $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of and charges against the bank robber.

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