FBI Searching for Bank Robber Dubbed ‘Bad Wig Bandit’

North Carolina Man who Recently Robbed 3 Banks Sought by Police


The FBI and three other police departments are searching for a North Carolina man who robbed three banks in the past few weeks.

The robber, dubbed the ‘Bad Wig Bandit,’ has been targeting banks in North Carolina.

The man is believed to have committed the first bank heist on Dec. 13, 2019, at BB&T bank in Huntersville. The robber was wearing a blonde wig, a multi-colored shirt, and high heels when he committed the crime, authorities said.

The second robbery happened Wednesday, Jan. 7, in a New Horizon Bank in Belmont. During the robbery, the suspect wore a long red wig and hooded jacket. Several hours later, the man struck Wells Fargo Bank in Gastonia in a black curly wig.

The FBI is working with the Huntersville, Belmont, and Gastonia police departments to nab the suspect.