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

By Michelle Wayland
|  Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010  |  Updated 12:09 PM PDT
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Bandit Holds Up Encinitas Bank

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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.

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"Geezer Bandit" Robs Bakersfield Bank

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

“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.

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