Crime

May 2, 2014

Wigging out: Woman sought in bank robberies

Fort Worth police say the woman was wearing an obvious strawberry blond wig in two bank robberies Thursday.

A wig-wearing woman suspected of robbing two banks earlier this year struck again Thursday, targeting two banks miles apart in about an hour.

Dubbed the “Wig Bandit” because of her long wigs, the woman struck the Comerica Bank, 6388 Camp Bowie Blvd., about 11:30 a.m.

Police said the robber threatened a teller and demanded money. She left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

About an hour later, police said, the woman walked into Woodhaven Bank, 6301 N. Beach St., threatened a teller and demanded cash.

After getting money, she was picked up by a black sedan, possibly a Geo Prizm, that appeared to be occupied by two men, police said.

In both of Thursday’s robberies, the woman wore a strawberry blond wig, dark sunglasses and a maxi-style dress with a short-sleeved sweater over it, and she carried a small brown purse. She also had a bandage on the side of her face.

A woman of the same description robbed Comerica Bank, 4351 Western Center Blvd., on Feb. 5 and Chase Bank , 6700 W. Vickery Blvd., on Jan. 30. She wore what appeared to be the same strawberry blond wig in the Chase robbery but donned a black-and-blond wig in the other.

She is Anglo and 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium build and rough skin.

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