Wig Wearing Bandit Strikes St. Louis Area Banks

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Last month there were three bank robberies in the St. Louis area;  one in University City, one in Maryland Heights and one in Alton. On Monday there were two more bank hold-ups.

The latest robbery was at the U.S. Bank at the South County center off Tesson Ferry road.  St. Louis county police say the suspect, believed to be a male dressed as a female,  entered the bank wearing a disguise that included a long brown wig, large rimmed sunglasses, and heavy tan make up extending from the cheek area to the forehead. Suspect was described as 5’05” to 5’07” with a  thin build.

The suspect presented a note demanding money from the teller and informed the teller that he was armed.

After receiving the funds from the teller, the suspect exited the bank.

Earlier Monday in South St. Louis city, three people held up the First Bank in the 7200 block of Gravois.  Police say two males were armed with handguns and a female who sprayed mace at the bank teller.

Please call CrimeStoppers at 866/371-TIPS if you have any information related to the individual or incident.

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