A female bank robber has earned the nickname “Baseball Babe Bandit” because of her interest in sporting caps from the New York Yankees and Arizona State University, but recently she wore a Muslim Hijab to rob a fourth bank.
The FBI has asked for help catching a woman suspected of a bank-robbing spree in Mesa between March and June 2012, CBS-5 reports. The suspect is also shown wearing sunglasses during the alleged robberies, as seen in surveillance footage. During the most recent incident the suspect reportedly handed the teller a demand note stating that she had a gun.
FBI Agent Lance Leising told My Fox Phoenix, however, “We have not seen a weapon.” Anyone with information on the alleged Mesa robber is encouraged to call the FBI tip line at (623) 466-1999.
In June 2012, Buxom Bandit Tonee Walker allegedly committed a heist at a gas station in Australia. There was also the Go-Kart Bandit who was finally arrested after a 2-year crime spree. And then, how could we forget, the Handsome Bandit who was finally captured after a big chase.
However, the one that tops them all is the Barefoot Bandit. This teenager stole airplanes and flew them without any flight class or license. He crashed his last plane after flying it to the Bahamas and was finally caught barefoot.
Sometimes the public will make thieves out to be heroes. They join the ranks with Billy The Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James, and the list goes on. People find unique robbers fascinating, but they are probably interested on why these crooks have chosen a life of crime in the first place.