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.

    “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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    (Published Tuesday, June 8, 2010)