‘Bad Wig Bandit’ struck again, this time in western NC

‘Bad Wig Bandit’ struck again, this time in western NC
(WSOC)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Three times, a man wearing a wig robbed banks in the Charlotte area – and authorities confirmed Friday afternoon that he struck again.

Police said the “Bad Wig Bandit” is responsible for the latest bank robbery, which happened Thursday in Hendersonville.

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Investigators said the robber wore a black wig and demanded money from the teller before he walked out with the cash from a BB&T branch.

That M.O. is very similar to past bank robberies in the Charlotte area.

The “Bad Wig Bandit” first hit the BB&T on Northcross Drive in Huntersville on Dec. 13 wearing a blonde wig and high heels.

The FBI said he robbed the New Horizon bank on Wilkinson Boulevard in Belmont about a month later, wearing a red wig.

He then robbed the Wells Fargo on Cox Road in Gastonia, this time wearing a curlier style wig.

In all three instances, the robber slipped a teller a note demanding money, at times threatening a weapon.

The FBI is asking for help identifying the man.

Call the FBI at 704-672-6100 or go to tips.fbi.gov if you have any information about who the man is.