Info on "Geezer Bandit" Could Earn You $20,000 | NBC 7 San Diego

Info on "Geezer Bandit" Could Earn You $20,000



    The bandit walked up to a teller and handed over a demand note. Then he pointed a small caliber revolver and threatened to use it against her.

    The infamous “Geezer Bandit” has eluded local law enforcement for over a year. Now, the FBI and several local banks are offering a reward of $20,000 for information leading to the bandit’s arrest and conviction.

    The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing 12 banks since August 2009. Most recently, he allegedly entered a Bank of America in Bakersfield with a handgun.

    "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 suspect confronted one of the tellers and made a verbal demand for money,” said FBI spokesperson Darrell Foxworth. “After receiving a sum of money, the suspect left the bank on foot.”

    A witness described the suspect as wearing a Halloween style “old man” mask, white fedora style hat, black sports coat, gray slacks, and black dress shoes and armed with a handgun.

    Witnesses from previous robberies describe the “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.

    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.

    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)