Muumuu Bandit Prefers Pink

Robber wore pink muumuu, straw hat as disguise

By Jessica Greene
|  Friday, Sep 4, 2009  |  Updated 8:45 AM PDT
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Muumuu Bandit Prefers Pink

San Jose Police

If you know who the "Muumuu Bandit" is, get in touch with the San Jose Police Department.

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Hawaiian fashion is colorful, comfortable and spiritually uplifting. Usually when someone wears one of the Polynesian-inspired oversized, flowery shirts or dresses, they're going to a Luau or celebrating dress-down day at work.

That's not the case for a man who police say found the 'fit handy as a disguise and robbed two San Jose businesses in July -- while wearing a pink muumuu and a straw hat.

On July 11 at around 12:40 p.m., a robbery was reported at Payday Loans in the 700 block of Story Road, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Then on July 18 at around 10:35 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at Clyde's Liquor Store at 3963 Snell Ave.

The robber in both cases was described as a man between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds. During both crimes, he wore a pink long-sleeve muumuu with a white and purple floral pattern, a tan-colored straw garden hat, white gloves and tan shoes.

Police said that it isn't unusual for suspects to wear disguises during robberies, but describe the disguise used in both July robberies to be "noteworthy."

When they catch this guy, he'll have to give up his pink muumuu for something else bright, but not quite as cheery -- orange jail garb.

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