Geezer Copycat Strikes: Cops

After seeing these surveillance pics we say, "You sir are no Geezer Bandit!"


Police responding to a bank robbery in Sorrento Mesa say the suspect in this heist may have been trying to copy the so-called Geezer Bandit.

A man robbed the Bank of America at the intersection of Scranton Rd. & Mira Mesa Blvd. around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

San Diego police officers say the suspect was wearing an "old man" mask, a baseball hat & surgical gloves.

However investigators believe this suspect is not the notorious Geezer Bandit who is believed to be responsible for 11 robberies around the county in the last year.

Officers report the description is different than that of the Geezer Bandit. It was obvious that this suspect was wearing a disguise and the height was different, police said.

FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said several bank employees identified that the suspect was wearing a mask.

When asked if it was a copycat bank robber, he only answered that many people wear masks to hide their identities when committing a crime.

On Thursday, the elusive Geezer Bandit robbed a teller at the Bank of America in Temecula on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1:12: p.m. according to the surveillance cameras.

As he has in all of his robberies, the suspect handed the teller a demand note, agents said. He received a large amount of cash visible on surveillance cameras.

The robbery, the eleventh in a string of local robberies that have occurred since August 2009, is the last in a path from North County to downtown San Diego.

The only region where the Geezer Bandit hasn't struck is the South Bay.

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