SAN DIEGO–The FBI and local law enforcement are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and arrest the individual dubbed the “Geezer Bandit.” The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for 15 bank robberies dating back to August 28, 2009. The first robbery in this series was in Santee and the latest on September 30 in La Jolla.
On Friday, September 30, at approximately 6:34 p.m., the Wells Fargo Bank, located inside of the Von’s grocery store, 7544 Girard Avenue in La Jolla was robbed by an unknown male. The robber approached the teller counter, made a verbal demand for money and pointed a revolver pistol at the teller. The teller complied with the robber’s demand and provided him with a sum of money. After receiving a sum of money the robber walked out of the same door he entered through.
Since August 2009, the San Diego and Los Angeles FBI offices, San Diego Police Department (SDPD), San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and other California law enforcement agencies have sought the public’s help in identifying the “Geezer Bandit.”
Witnesses from previous robberies have described the “Geezer Bandit” as a white male, age approximately 60 to 70 years-old with an average build.
He was last seen wearing a navy-colored blazer, navy or black-colored baseball cap, dark-colored pants, and possibly wearing a mask and rubber gloves. He has Revolver pistol that he carries in his left hand.
Since September 30, FBI agents and San Diego Police robbery detectives have conducted additional investigation into the Wells Fargo robbery. Based upon this investigation, agents and detectives believe there is a reasonable belief that the “Geezer Bandit” is responsible for this robbery.
Anyone with information concerning the “Geezer Bandit” is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255, or your local law enforcement agency. The “Geezer Bandit” is considered armed and dangerous. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit.”