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‘Bank robber,’ who had multiple disguises for past arrests, is charged

From wigs and makeup to beards and colored contacts: Georgia bank robber’s 16 mugshots capture his imaginative disguises for carrying out heists

  • Dontrell Scott, 26, was arrested for an armed robbery Tuesday in Columbus, Georgia, and was allegedly connected to second heist as well
  • Police say has a long criminal past with 16 prior arrests dating back to 2012
  • His previous arrests include prostitution and parole violations
  • Cops say he has used different looks for each mugshot, including masquerading as a woman with a wig and makeup 

An undated mugshots of Dontrell Scott, accused of at least one bank heist Tuesday in Columbus, Georgia 

A Georgia bank robbery suspect 16 mugshots reveal his flair for disguise, after he dressed as everything from a woman in bright pink lipstick and blond wig, to a man with a heavy beard and even wore blue contacts over his brown eyes.

Dontrell Scott, 26, was most recently arrested on Tuesday in Phoenix City, Alabama just hours after he allegedly held up the SunTrust Bank on 13th Street in Columbus.

He is charged with an armed robbery.

In his 16 previous mugshots, Scott created a portfolio of disguises, including several as a woman.

In one photo, Scott donned a blonde wig and red lipstick, in another he had long brunette hair with a part in the middle. 

He’s back in Columbus to face the count of bank robbery, WTVM reported.

But surveillance video showed Scott didn’t wear a mask, and didn’t appear to have on a disguise. 

Scott, as seen on bank surveillance video, is accused of holding up the SunTrust Bank in Columbus, Georgia on Tuesday. He wasn't wearing a mask, but did flash a smile

Scott, as seen on bank surveillance video, is accused of holding up the SunTrust Bank in Columbus, Georgia on Tuesday. He wasn’t wearing a mask, but did flash a smile 

Another bank robbery took place just blocks away from the SunTrust heist the same day that he is accused of as well, WRBL said.

They said he was arrested attempting to buy a car with cash from R. Cochran at a Phenix City car lot.

‘He said “I like this Mercedes” and I told him the price of the Mercedes. And he said, “Well, I’ll take anything I’m just in a rush.” I said, “OK well, let’s go inside.” He said, “I got the money right now.” Cochran told WRBL. ‘So he showed me a wad of cash. When he showed me the cash, I was like, “Whoa.”‘ 

He appeared in the same Russell County Jail for 2015 shoplifting in Alabama, according the sheriff’s office. 

Scott’s rap sheet includes a 2012 arrest for possession of drugs, a 2013 arrest for prostitution and a 2015 felony arrest for theft of stolen property. 

He left the bank Tuesday with an undisclosed amount of cash. 


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