December 16, 2010 (San Diego) --The FBI and several local banks are offering a combined reward of $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit.”
The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing 12 banks since August 2009 throughout San Diego County, including East County, and most recently, in Bakersfield.
The FBI, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriff’s Department and several other law enforcement agencies are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit.”
The twelfth bank robbery in the “Geezer Bandit” series is believed to have occurred on Friday, November 12, 2010, in Bakersfield, California. According to the Bakersfield Police Department, on November 12 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a man armed with a handgun entered the Bank of America, located at 4480 Coffee Road, Bakersfield. The suspect confronted one of the tellers and made a verbal demand for money. 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.
Witnesses from previous robberies have described the “Geezer Bandit” as follows:
Age: 60 – 70 years old
Height: Approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall
Weight: Approximately 190 to 200 lbs.
Clothing: Navy colored blazer, navy or black colored baseball cap, and dark colored pants
Weapon: Revolver pistol
The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing the following banks:
August 28, 2009 US Bank 9643 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee
September 12, 2009 San Diego National Bank 7877 Ivanhoe, La Jolla
October 9, 2009 US Bank 4627 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego
October 26, 2009 Bank of America 17008 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe
November 16, 2009 Bank of America 7680 Girard Ave., La Jolla
January 27, 2010 San Diego National Bank 1075 Rosecrans, San Diego
April 20, 2010 California Bank & Trust 140 Escondido Ave., Vista
April 30, 2010 US Bank 1301 E. Vista Way, Vista
May 11, 2010 Bank Of America 9711 Mission Gorge Road, Santee
June 7, 2010 US Bank 14837 Pomerado Road, Poway
June 24, 2010 Bank of America 31934 Highway 79 South, Temecula
November 12, 2010 Bank of America 4480 Coffee Road, Bakersfield