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.