A man known as the “Bad Grandpa” bandit, a serial robber who has struck 10 banks across Southern California, is suspected in a Costa Mesa heist on Tuesday.
Costa Mesa police said the robbery at the First Bank and Trust in the 3000 block of Harbor Boulevard in Orange County was reported just before 3:30 p.m.
A suspect described as white, in his 50s and wearing green scrubs with black sleeves and a Washington Redskins cap presented a demand note to a teller.
He took off with an undisclosed amount of cash and a witness reported seeing his speed off in a white compact SUV, police said.
FBI agents suspect he is the “Bad Grandpa” bandit, who has been responsible for robberies in San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties since Feb. 12. He’s nicknamed because he wears an elderly looking disguise, including a wig and glasses, and carries a cane.
He is described as about 50 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and between 150 and 180 pounds.