Bank Robbery Suspect Not Geezer Bandit: Cops

The suspect in the robbing of the Comerica Bank on Rosecrans Street threatened to use acid officials said

Tuesday, May 14, 2013  |  Updated 6:02 AM PDT
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Bandit Holds Up Encinitas Bank

Witnesses from previous robberies describe the elusive “Geezer Bandit” as 60 to 70 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds, with average build and carrying a revolver pistol.

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The man arrested and charged with robbing a San Diego bank Monday may be elderly but he's no Geezer Bandit San Diego police said.

The 78-year-old man, wearing a black three-piece suit and a hat, entered the Comerica Bank on Rosecrans Street Monday afternoon.

Officials say the man threatened to throw acid on the tellers unless they gave him money.

Authorities say the man left the bank, pulling a rolling suitcase.

Dale E. Jenkins of San Diego was stopped about two blocks away and arrested.

Authorities say there's no indication that Jenkins is the Geezer Bandit -- an elderly-looking man who robbed 16 banks between 2009 and 2011.

There have been many theories about the identity of the Geezer Bandit including one where the robber is actually a younger man wearing a mask.

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