Geezer Bandit Crime Spree

Images showing the Geezer Bandit in a series of bank robberies beginning in August 2009.

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Santa Rosa Police Department
The suspect known as the Geezer Bandit approached a teller at the Bank of America in Temecula on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1:12: p.m. according to the surveillance cameras.
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The Associated Press
On Friday, Dec. 2 around 5:40 p.m., the Geezer Bandit robbed a teller at a Bank Of America branch in San Luis Obispo.
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San Luis Obispo police investigators said the elusive bank bandit didn't get far with the money because a dye-pack exploded as soon as he left the bank.
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The Geezer Bandit, seen here in bank surveillance images, dropped the money in the parking lot.
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Getty Images
The Geezer Bandit has been linked to now 16 robberies in California, most of them happened in San Diego County. There is a $20,000 reward for his capture and conviction.
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Ted Lyons
An armed suspect who may have been wearing makeup or a prosthetic robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch inside a La Jolla Vons on Sept. 30 at about 6:30 p.m. FBI agents confirmed this was the work of the Geezer Bandit.
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Ray Leichner
A man thought to be the Geezer Bandit was caught on surveillance camera as he robbed a bank in Morro Bay on May 27, according to the FBI.
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Ann Mills
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.
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NBC 7
Anyone with information concerning the Geezer Bandit is asked to call the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
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Anyone with information concerning the Geezer Bandit is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255, Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
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NBC 7
On Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, the bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit” is believed to have robbed the Bank of America, located at 5892 Calle Real, Goleta.
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Suisun City Police Department
During this robbery, which occurred at 5:53 p.m., the “Geezer Bandit” reportedly threatened the victim teller with a weapon and demanded money.
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The suspect Navy-colored blazer, navy or black-colored baseball cap, dark-colored pants, and possibly wearing a mask was given a sum of money.
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KNBC-TV
The “Geezer Bandit” is now believed to be responsible for robbing 13 banks during the period, August 28, 2009 through January 28, 2011. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit.”
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José Madera
In December, the FBI released a number of new photographs of the so-called Geezer Bandit - a bank robbery suspect wanted for more than a dozen bank robberies in Southern California.
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FBI
On Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at 6 p.m. the so-called Geezer Bandit entered the Bank of America, located at 4480 Coffee Road in Bakersfield.
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José Madera
The images are clear and show the suspect in a number of different angles - even from behind. 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.
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Getty Images
The gun is very visible in these images taken by surveillance cameras at the Bank of America in Bakersfield on Nov. 12, 2010.
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José Madera
The teller, who was just a few feet away from the robber, told officials it looked like the suspect was wearing a Halloween mask over his face.
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Getty Images
For months now, investigators have questioned whether the suspect is an elderly man, or a person who’s just disguised as one. “He may be wearing a mask,” said FBI spokesperson Darrell Foxworth. “Then again, we don’t know that to be the case. It’s something that’s part of the investigation.”
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Brian Scott, NBC 5 News
A string of robberies tied to the so-called Geezer Bandit began in August of 2009 from the North County to downtown San Diego.
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FBI
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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Santa Rosa Police Department
The suspect known as the Geezer Bandit approached a teller at the Bank of America in Temecula on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1:12: p.m. according to the surveillance cameras.
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John Hancock
The suspect handed the teller a demand note, agents said.
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FBI
And he received a large amount of cash - as can be seen in this image. The robbery is the eleventh in a string of local robberies tied to the so-called "Geezer Bandit."
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FBI
FBI agents are asking for the public's help to identify the man who is now the suspect in eleven local bank robberies.
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NBC Bay Area
The bank robber dubbed the "Geezer Bandit" continued his crime spree with his tenth robbery in less than a year on June 7.
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NBC Bay Area
The suspect, seen here in surveillance images, robbed the US Bank inside the Albertsons on Pomerado Road in Poway around 3 p.m.
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Riya Bhattacharjee
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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John Hancock
FBI agents believe the man is 60 to 70 years old but a close look at the bandit's hand in this image could call his age into question.
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John Hancock
After getting some money, the bandit walked out of the north exit door of the grocery door. 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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Riya Bhattacharjee
He's described as 6'0" tall and approximately 190 lbs.
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Riya Bhattacharjee
The elderly bandit entering the La Jolla bank on September 12, 2009.
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Shawn Matthews/NBC Washington
The frequently nattily dressed gent is have caught repeatedly by surveillance cameras during his holdups, including October 26, 2009 at about 10 a.m. at the Bank of America on Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe. The feds say the tweed-wearing robber flashed a piece prior to handing a teller a note demanding cash, then fled -- slowly, we're guessing -- on foot with an unknown amount of money.
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FBI
The bank robber is 60 to 70 years of age, with gray facial hair, according to the FBI, but to us he looks closer to 80.
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He tends to favor hats. This image is from the October 26,2009 robbery of the Bank of America on Avenida de Acacias.
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FBI
Here's the Geezer Bandit in action in La Jolla on November 16, 2009.
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NBC Bay Area
In November 2009, the suspect held up the Bank of America on Girard Avenue.
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AP
In November 2009, the suspect held up the Bank of America on Girard Avenue.
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NBC Bay Area
In November 2009, the suspect held up the Bank of America on Girard Avenue.
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EFE
This shot was snapped on April 20 at the California Bank and Trust in Vista.
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FBI
Images from the California Bank & Trust on Escondido Avenue in Vista on April 20th.
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FBI
Images from the California Bank & Trust on April 20th.
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NBC6.com
Images from the US Bank on E. Vista Way on April 30.
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FBI
These images show the Geezer Bandit, as he's called by the FBI, at the US Bank on E. Vista Way on April 30.
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