WASHINGTON -- Blond Bandit, meet Spider-Man.
Patch reports that the Prince George's County Police Department is looking for an armed man they suspect robbed a BB&T bank in Fort Washington, Md., on Wednesday afternoon. According to the police department's blog, the man robbed the bank while wearing a Spider-Man mask and matching Spider-Man sweater:
The suspect is described as an unknown race male in his 20's, around 5'5''-5'7'' tall, and weighing between 150-170lbs. He was last seen wearing a black and gray "North Face" jacket, a black hooded "Spider Man" sweater with a spider on the chest, a "Spider Man" mask with a white web design, black shoes with white soles, gloves, a blue canvass bag, and armed with a silver handgun.
This is, of course, not the first time that Spider-Man's visage has been employed in a bank robbery. In 2010, a Utah bank was robbed by a man in a Spider-Man mask. Earlier this year, a credit union was robbed by a man in a Spider-Man mask (the same man may also have robbed a Waffle House). The blog Consumerist says Spider Man masks for robbers are so common they're a veritable trend.
It appears that the Prince George's County robber is wearing the "black mask from Spider-Man 3" -- which is a little too on-the-nose; that costume gives Spidey superior abilities but also brings out his more evil qualities. You could say, like the pop culture blog iO9 does, that the Spider-Man mask is so often used in bank robberies, like this one, because it covers the whole face. But in this case, the bank robber wore not only the mask, but also the matching sweater.