Geezer Bandit Out of Retirement?

By Joseph M.D. Young
|  Saturday, May 28, 2011  |  Updated 1:03 PM PDT
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Morro Bay police

A white male wearing a mask and wielding a revolver robbed a bank in Morro Bay just after 3 p.m., according to Morro Bay police.

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Don’t call it a comeback (just yet).

The bank robber known as the “Geezer Bandit” may have struck again in a bank robbery just after 3 p.m. Friday in Morro Bay, CA.

A masked man wielding a gun entered the Heritage Oaks Bank on Morro Bay Blvd. wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and dark clothing, according to Morro Bay police.

The mask appeared to age the suspect, police noted.

Threatening a bank teller with a small black revolver, the suspect handed over a note demanding money and then left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a media release.

Police report the man may have fled the scene in a cream colored two-door sedan.

Morro Bay police are still investigating the robbery and have not officially said it’s the Geezer, who is wanted in connection with numerous robberies in California, including 11 banks in San Diego.

The robbery wouldn’t be the first time a similar faux octogenarian committed a bank heist either.

Back in June of 2010, a man copied the now infamous geezer get-up in a bank robbery in Sorrento Valley.

It’s the longevity of the crook’s bank robbing spree which has been remarkable to some.

Along the way, the Geezer Bandit has done everything from spark fashion trends, get on Leno and be blamed for a rise in bank robberies in 2010 by the FBI.


 

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