Geezer Bandit Strikes Again!

The Geezer Bandit may be back to his old tricks. He is known to have robbed banks carrying a gun and an oxygen tank

By Hetty Chang
|  Thursday, Nov 10, 2011  |  Updated 12:18 PM PDT
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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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Bandit nicknamed the Geezer Bandit strikes his 11th bank.
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The “Geezer Bandit” just doesn’t quit, and it looks like he’s back in familiar territory in the San Diego-area. 

The bandit entered a Wells Fargo Bank located inside a La Jolla Vons at 7544 Girard Avenue on September 30 at about 6:30 p.m., according to the FBI.

The suspect was armed with a black revolver and wearing large glasses with a gray suit over his thin build, according to the FBI.

The FBI is now reminding the public about a $20,000 reward to help nab the "Geezer," so named because he appears to be older. He is suspected of robbing 15 banks in California.

The original reward came after the Geezer Bandit struck for the 14th time at a bank in Morro Bay in May, according to the FBI. 

He is suspected of pulling off 10 other San Diego-area heists in cities including Poway, Santee and Carmel Valley before moving north through California since 2009. His grizzled image has been caught on surveillance videos in banks in Temecula, Bakersfield and Goleta.

Witnesses describe the bandit as an older man who appeared to be in his 60s or 70s.

Police, however, believe the suspect may be using a disguise in the robberies to age his appearance.

The robber, who had threatened bank tellers with what appeared to be a revolver, has also been seen carrying an oxygen tank, according to the FBI.

The Geezer Bandit has intrigued the public so much that he has two Facebook pages (here and here), which had a combined total of 11,426 fans Thursday.

Anyone with information concerning the Geezer Bandit is asked to contact the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477

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