Wanted: Repeat bank robber with fondness for hats

      MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Police in New York are on the hunt for a prolific bank robber who wears many hats.

      Police say the man donned a range of wacky headpieces as he committed eight bank robberies in Nassau County over the course of 2 1/2 months ending July 23.

      One of the banks was robbed twice.

      Surveillance photos show the robber wearing a floppy white hat at one bank. At another, he accessorized with a baseball hat that had a picture of President Barack Obama on it.

      And at another, he decided on a hat with a long wig attached.

      Police believe it's the same robber in all the photos.

      They say the stickup artist typically gives tellers a note threatening violence and demanding cash.