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Police comb city for mullet-wearing bandit
May 19, 2011 / 1:44 PM / 6 years ago

Police comb city for mullet-wearing bandit

CHICAGO (Reuters) - You can probably guess what he’s not spending his loot on.

<p>A surveillance image released by the FBI shows a man with a mullet and a Seattle Mariners cap at the Fifth Third Bank in Columbus Ohio on May 18, 2011. REUTERS/FBI</p>

Police in Ohio are searching for a mullet-wearing bandit they say has been on a bank-robbing spree across the state.

A man sporting the distinctive hairdo -- short on the top, tight on the sides and long in the back -- is a suspect in at least two bank robberies in Columbus over the past two weeks, FBI Special Agent Harry Trombitas told Reuters, and may have been involved in a third holdup in the northeast part of the state.

The latest heist took place on Wednesday morning at a Fifth-Third bank branch on Holt Road in Columbus.

The suspect, who also wears a Seattle Mariners baseball cap and large dark sunglasses and carries an oversized book bag, walked into the bank shortly after 9 a.m., Trombitas said. After waiting his turn in line, he went up to a teller and passed a note saying he was robbing the bank.

The same suspect is believed to have held up a branch of Chase Bank on Polaris Parkway in Columbus on May 5, and Trombitas said he may also have been involved in a robbery in northeast Ohio.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 30‘s, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build, a scruffy appearance and dark hair cut in a mullet -- a style from the 1980s that was also known as the ape drape, the neck warmer and the 10/90.

People who wore it claimed it telegraphed an attitude of “business upfront, party in back.”

According to the website Rate My Mullet.com, the popularity of the mullet in a community is “inversely proportional to average annual income” in the area.

Editing by Jerry Norton

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