Stylish Bandit Fleeces Banks, Escapes FBI

Sporting ponytail, and possibly gun, blonde pulls 3 jobs in a month
By Greg Atwan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2007 9:30 PM CDT
Stylish Bandit Fleeces Banks, Escapes FBI
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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." (Read more ponytail bandit stories.)

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