Man Robs Banks While Wearing Pink Wig: Police

Festin Shyqeriu is accused of robbing banks in Hartford and New Britain.

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    Hartford Police Department
    Festim Shyqerui, 20, is accused of robbing banks in Hartford and New Britain and wearing a pink wig when he allegedly did it.

    A man in a pink wig robbed banks in Hartford and New Britain, and on Thursday, police found their suspect.

    He’s 20-year-old Festin Shyqeriu, and police say he’s responsible for holding up two banks earlier this month. He was arrested in Hartford on Thursday after officers caught sight of his car in the south end of Hartford, police said.

    Shyqeriu is accused of robbing the People’s United Bank on Franklin Avenue in Hartford June 5 and then stealing from a New Britain bank the following week.

    Police said he wore a pink wig and sunglasses to the Hartford robbery and handed over a note demanding money. The bank manager provided him with $790 cash.

    Arresting officers searched Shyqueriu’s car and found a black BB gun, a pink wig and a note demanding money. He later confessed to both robberies, according to police.

    Shyqueriu has been charged with third-degree robbery in connection with the Hartford incident.