FBI helping search for ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ in NC robberies


HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – The FBI is assisting in the search for who they are calling the “Bad Wig Bandit.”

Hendersonville Police released information on Jan. 16 about the search for a bank robbery suspect who was wearing a black wig.

Police and the FBI have confirmed the suspect involved in the BB&T Bank robbery on Thursday Jan. 16, 2020 is believed to have been involved in the robberies of three Charlotte-Metro area banks.

On Thursday at 4:45 p.m., Hendersonville police responded to a robbery at the BB&T Bank located on Dana Road.

A black male, approximately 5’4 and wearing a shoulder-length black wig and black puffy jacket, entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money, police say.

The suspect retrieved the note and an undisclosed amount of money, exited the front of the building, and left in an unknown direction, according to police.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is asked to contact Detective Eric LaRowe with the Hendersonville Police Department at (828) 697-3025 or at tips.fbi.gov

Tips may also be submitted through the Hendersonville Police Department App, which can be downloaded in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store by searching “Hendersonville PD.”

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