Wanted: Repeat Bank Robber with Fondness for Hats

August 9, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Bank Robber Hats

This undated image provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., shows a Wanted Poster with a man wearing six different hats while robbing banks on New York’s Long Island. Police said the man wore different wacky hats as he committed eight bank robberies over the course of two and a half months ending July 23. (AP Photo/Nassau County Police Department)

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York are on the hunt for a prolific bank robber who wears many hats.

Police say the man donned a range of wacky headpieces as he committed eight bank robberies in Nassau County over the course of 2 ½ months ending July 23.

One of the banks was robbed twice.

Surveillance photos show the robber wearing a floppy white hat at one bank. At another, he accessorized with a baseball hat that had a picture of President Barack Obama on it.

And at another, he decided on a hat with a long wig attached.

Police believe it's the same robber in all the photos.

They say the stickup artist typically gives tellers a note threatening violence and demanding cash.