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Burqa Bandit? Man in Woman's Middle Eastern Dress Robs Bank, Say Md. Cops

Man Wearing Long Black Burqa Robs Bank (Montgomery Police)

SILVER SPRING, Md. (CBS/AP) The devil wears Prada? How about... robber wears burqa?


Montgomery County police said a man disguised in the traditional women's middle eastern outer garment robbed a bank Tuesday afternoon in Silver Spring, Md. Police said the bandit wore "long black burqa over his face."

He also wore jeans and tan boots underneath it, they said.

Authorities said the "burqa bandit" showed a gun and demanded money. He got away with an undetermined amount of cash.

Police said the man spoke with what they described as "a Middle Eastern accent."

They say a silver car, possibly a Chevrolet, was seen leaving the scene.

The FBI is helping with the investigation.

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