Suspects in Armed Robbery Spree Arrested -- the 'Ponytail Bandits'

Categories: Crime
Who has the presence of mind to notice a ponytail?
A group of young Hispanic men police tabbed "the ponytail bandits" suspected of five armed robberies in one night were arrested shortly after their alleged crime spree.

It turns out the suspects' white van was as distinctive as their hairstyles (and mustaches) -- and officers with the San Francisco Police Criminal Investigation Unit pulled them over in the Mission this weekend.

The vehicle was described as a "Tripper-style" van. Honestly, we have no idea what that means and neither did several cops we talked to. Anyone? Bueller?

Information is still sparse, but it appears four East Bay men have been arrested; at least two are suspected of pulling off the robberies, one was driving, and one -- well, he may have just been along for the ride.

More when we know more.

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