Bad Wig Bandit Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested At Fort Benning In Georgia

FORT BENNING, G.A. — A suspect known as the ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ who was wanted in connection to several robberies around the Charlotte area has been arrested at Fort Benning in Georgia.

The FBI says Patrick Alexander was arrested on March 30th when he attempted to enter Fort Benning.

Alexander was nicknamed the ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ after a string of bank robberies in the Charlotte area in December and January.  The FBI says Alexander is seen in surveillance photos robbing several banks while wearing wigs.

The FBI says military police ran his identification, which is standard procedure, when he tried to enter the military installation and an active robbery warrant was discovered.

Alexander is currently facing one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon related to a Charlotte convenience store robbery and one count of common law robbery for a Huntersville bank robbery, according to a news release.

He is the suspect in the following robberies in North Carolina:

  • December 13, 2019 – BB&T Bank on Northcross Drive in Huntersville
  • January 7, 2020 – New Horizon Bank on Wilkinson Boulevard in Belmont
  • January 7, 2020 – Wells Fargo on Cox Road in Gastonia
  • January 16, 2020 – BB&T Bank on Dana Road in Hendersonville
  • January 23, 2020 – Circle K on Red Roof Road in Charlotte

Additional charges are likely.  The investigation is ongoing.