FBI releases photos of bank robber wearing "Jamaican-style" hat

Published: Jul. 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM EDT
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BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, SC (WIS) - The FBI has released surveillance photos from a bank robbery in Batesburg-Leesville in which the robber was wearing a "Jamaican-style" hat with fake dreadlocks.

The robbery occurred on July 15 at the Wells Fargo in Leesville at 10:50 a.m.

The FBI says the man produced a handgun and demanded cash from the tellers before running away.

"The subject was extremely efficient, spending less than 45 seconds in the bank," reads the wanted poster from the FBI.

Investigators say in addition to wearing large, costume-style sunglasses, the robber was wearing a "Jamaican-style knit cap that appeared to have fake dreadlocks attached to the cap." Surveillance photos from the robbery are attached to this story.

The FBI says the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you know who the man is, or if you have any information that could lead to his arrest, to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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