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Wanted: Repeat bank robber with fondness for hats

Police say the man donned a range of wacky headpieces as he committed eight bank robberies in New York over the course of 2 ½ months


Associated Press

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Police in New York are on the hunt for a prolific bank robber who wears many hats.

Police say the man donned a range of wacky headpieces as he committed eight bank robberies in Nassau County over the course of 2 ½ months ending July 23.

This undated image provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., shows a Wanted Poster with a man wearing six different hats while robbing banks on New York’s Long Island. (AP Image)
This undated image provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., shows a Wanted Poster with a man wearing six different hats while robbing banks on New York’s Long Island. (AP Image)

One of the banks was robbed twice.

Surveillance photos show the robber wearing a floppy white hat at one bank. At another, he accessorized with a baseball hat that had a picture of President Barack Obama on it.

And at another, he decided on a hat with a long wig attached.

Police believe it's the same robber in all the photos.

They say the stickup artist typically gives tellers a note threatening violence and demanding cash.

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