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 14 bank robberies dating back to August 28, 2009. The first robbery in this series was in Santee with the latest believed to have occurred on Friday, May 27 in Morro Bay, California.
The Heritage Oaks Bank in Morro Bay was robbed May 27 by an unknown male believed to be the Geezer Bandit. During this robbery, the Geezer Bandit robbed two tellers, threatening both of them with a small black revolver that he pointed at the tellers. The tellers complied with his demands and provided him with a sum of money. According to the Morro Bay Police Department, the Geezer Bandit may have left the area in a small cream colored two-door sedan.
Since August 2009, the FBI, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies have sought the public’s help in identifying the Geezer Bandit. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Geezer Bandit.
Witnesses from previous robberies have described the Geezer Bandit as a white male, age 60 to 70 years old, height approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, approximately 90 to 200 pounds with an average build.
He was seen wearing a navy-colored blazer, navy or black-colored baseball cap, dark-colored pants, and possibly wearing a mask
He had a Revolver pistol that he carries in his left hand
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, or the local law enforcement agency. The Geezer Bandit is considered armed and dangerous.