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Geezer Bandit Is at It Again

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    The serial bank robbery suspect known as the Geezer Bandit is at it again according to law enforcement officials.

    After ten bank robberies in San Diego County, and one in Riverside, the FBI believes the so-called Geezer Bandit held up yet another bank, this time in Bakersfield.

    "Geezer Bandit" Robs Bakersfield Bank

    [DGO] "Geezer Bandit" Robs Bakersfield Bank
    The serial bank robbery suspect known as the Geezer Bandit is at it again according to law enforcement officials. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010)

    The last incident happened Friday at 6 p.m., when the serial bank robber allegedly gave a demand note to a Bank of America teller.

    He then threatened the employee with a weapon before walking away with the money.

    Surveillance pictures show the suspect wearing a dark blazer, gray pants and a white fedora style hat as he walks into the bank. He was described as 5'10" to 6' and weighing 200 lbs.

    The teller, who was just a few feet away from the robber, told officials it looked like the suspect was wearing a Halloween mask over his face.

    Geezer Bandit May Not Be a Geezer

    [DGO] Geezer Bandit May Not Be a Geezer
    The Geezer Bandit's success may be due to the fact that may not be a geezer, according to a private investigator, who believe he is wearing a disguise that is helping him to elude capture. (Published Tuesday, June 8, 2010)

    For months now, investigators have questioned whether the suspect is an elderly man, or a person who’s just disguised as one.

    “He may be wearing a mask,” said FBI spokesperson Darrell Foxworth. “Then again, we don’t know that to be the case. It’s something that’s part of the investigation.”

    The string of 11 robberies began in August of 2009 from the North County to downtown San Diego. Officials say, the Geezer, last struck on June 24, 2010 in Riverside County. With this last incident in Bakersfield, investigators believe the suspect is now responsible for 12 bank robberies in three counties.

    “Is it a disguise?” asked Foxworth, “We’re not limiting ourselves, so we won’t know for sure until he is in custody.”

    Foxworth says it’s just a matter of time before the Geezer Bandit is caught. In the meantime, a $20,000 reward is offered to anyone with information leading to his arrest.

    Anyone with information concerning the “Geezer Bandit” is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255, San Diego Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200, San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2299, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.