FBI searching for “Fake Hair Don’t Care Bandit” serial bank robber


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman named the “Fake Hair Don’t Care Bandit,” accused of robbing several banks in the D.C. area.

The FBI Washington Field Office says the woman is suspected of robbing five banks in D.C. and Maryland.

The suspect is described by officials as a Black female and is believed to be in her late 20’s to early 30’s. She stands at approximately 5’5 and weighs about 150 pounds.

In each robbery, the woman passed a note demanding money and fled the bank on foot after receiving the funds. She has frequently worn a wig and sunglasses during the robberies and has also carried various oversized bags, officials say.

The FBI is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the capture of the woman.

Here are locations and dates of the robberies:

  • May 23, 2016 – Bank of America, 4301 49th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • May 27, 2016 – Wells Fargo, 5201 MacArthur Blvd Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • May 28, 2016 – Wells Fargo, 4965 Elm Street, Bethesda, Md.
  • June 20, 2017 – Capital One, 5714 Connecticut Ave Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • August 1, 2017 – Bank of America, 7520 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, Md.

More information on the suspect can be found here.