Wig-Wearing Robber Strikes Bank

by Danielle Cotterman on September 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

The quiet village of Junction City in Perry County woke up to a buzz this morning as news of the wig-wearing bank robber quickly spread.

According to FBI Special Agent Harry Trombiatas, it all began shortly before 10 o’clock Thursday morning at First National Bank of McConnelsville. A man wearing a long, black wig slipped a note to the teller demanding money. Without argument she handed over the cash.

"It’s a very peaceful town, when something happens here, it usually happens bad, " said witness Linda Ludwick

Trombiatas although no one saw a weapon, the robber was seen putting his hands along his waistband as if he had a gun. The suspect took off out of the bank and was seen running behind the Junction City Apartments. Patrols scoured the area, even placing Junction City Elementary School in a lockdown.

"They was asking questions and showing pictures, they had their weapons drawn, they was searching empty barns and stuff for him," said witness Kathy Sarver.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20’s or 30’s, about 5′ 11" with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, with dark writing, sunglasses, a long, black wig, and an Ohio State University sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 342-4123 or the FBI in Athens at (740) 593-6473.


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