UPDATE: "Bad Wig Bandit" strikes again in Hendersonville

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say the "Bad Wig Bandit" has struck again.

According to police in Hendersonville, the suspect in the robbery of the BB&T Bank on Thursday is believed to be the "Bad Wig Bandit."

The same suspect previously robbed the BB&T Bank in Huntersville back on December 13th.

He then robbed the New Horizon Bank in Belmont, as well as the Wells Fargo Bank in Gastonia on January 7th.

The suspect is a black male, medium build, believed to be in his 20s or 30s.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hendersonville Police Department at (828)697-3025.


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The FBI is asking the public's help in catching a so-called "bad wig bandit'' who's been robbing banks in North Carolina.

The FBI said in a statement on Thursday that the suspect wore a different wig during each heist in the Charlotte area.

One wig was blonde. Another was black. The third was red.

The FBI said he robbed a BB&T in Huntersville on Dec. 13. He then robbed two banks on Jan. 7.

The first was a New Horizon Bank in Belmont. The second was a Wells Fargo in Gastonia.