Robber uses woman's dress, wig as cover-up

Sunday, August 15, 2004

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- A mustached man donning a green sun dress made off with $4,000 from a bank, but he didn't make the best-dressed list.

Witnesses say the bank robber could have used a little fashion help. But his girlie get-up helped him get away.

Police were searching Tuesday for the man who robbed a bank while wearing a woman's wig and dress.

"It was a leaf design, but muted," a woman who witnessed the holdup said of the robber's frock.

"He looked a mess," said another witness.

The witnesses said the robber was obviously male, given away by his muscular legs -- and the mustache. As the robber fled, he tried to cover the mustache with one hand while grasping nearly $4,000 in the other.

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