Stylish Bandit Fleeces Banks, Escapes FBI

Sporting ponytail, and possibly gun, blonde pulls 3 jobs in a month
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Jun 19, 2007 9:30 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A bank robber who's pulled off three heists this month has all the conventional moves but none of the usual look. The FBI is looking for a 20-something blonde who, with her ponytail poking through a baseball cap, knocked off a Washington bank late last month, capping a spree with previous stops in Texas and California.

Tellers describe the "ponytail bandit" as smiling and friendly; the feds describe her as armed and dangerous. One agent says witnesses are regularly smitten by the long-haired outlaw, whose American Idol looks won her a spot on America's Most Wanted this month. "They all explain her as being very good looking," he says, "so you would hope it would attract some attention."