BUTTE, Mont. — The FBI is investigating whether a Montana bank robbery is related to at least 18 bank robberies in Washington and Oregon attributed to the “bad hair bandit.”
A woman wearing a short, dark-haired wig robbed the Bank of Butte Thursday, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber implied she had a gun.
Butte-Silver Bow County Sheriff John Walsh told The Montana Standard the FBI is looking into whether the bad hair bandit is involved. An FBI spokeswoman wouldn’t comment.
The FBI’s website said the bad hair bandit robs banks by passing a note to the teller and claiming that she has a gun. She wears a variety of unattractive wigs during the robberies.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the bandit’s conviction.