She wore a pink head covering, a pink coat, pink gloves and carried a pink cell phone, but it wasn’t a fashion statement the woman was making as she passed a note to a teller at the Capital One Bank branch in the 6200 block of Landover Road Dec. 2.
She was all about the Benjamins and she ordered the teller to hand them over. Or else, the teller might not stay in the pink.
“That is probably a good name to call her because of the way she was dressed,” Prince George’s County Police Lt. William Alexander told the AFRO about the Pink Robber.
While the brightly-dressed bandit wasn’t the first woman to hit a bank in the county this year, having a female behind the mask is a relatively rare occurrence. A few months ago a man robbed a bank while dressed as a woman. Police are also currently investigating a robbery and an attempted robbery on Dec. 3. by a man who wore a long black wig.
In the first of those incidents, the unidentified man walked into the BB&T Bank in the 3400 block of Donnell Drive in Forestville.
“He passed a note demanding cash, but ran out of the bank without any money,” Alexander said. Police don’t know “what spooked him.”
About 2 p.m., however, the same man wearing the same wig walked into the Capital One Bank in the 5800 block of Eastern Avenue in Chillum. He passed a note and the teller gave him an unspecified amount of cash before he left the bank.
The Pink Robber is described as a Black woman in her late 20s, 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 11. She appears to be light skinned. Her facial features could not be discerned underneath the pink cloth attached to the head covering that she wore over her face.
The man’s disguise was not so successful. Though he hid his hair underneath the wig, his face is easily recognizable on surveillance photos released by police. He is described as a Black male 20-25 years old. His chocolate skin looked natural.
Anyone with information about the robber suspects is asked to call the Prince George’s Police Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Anonymous tips may be left at Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).