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 unknown male bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit.”
The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing 12 banks since August 2009. 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 12th bank robbery in the “Geezer Bandit” series is believed to have occurred on Friday, November 12 with the robbery of the Bank of America, located at 4480 Coffee Road in Bakersfield.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, on Friday, November 12, at approximately 6 p.m., an unknown male armed with a handgun entered the Bank of America, located at 4480 Coffee Road, Bakersfield, California. 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 and armed with a handgun.
Witnesses from previous robberies have described the “Geezer Bandit” as male, age: 60 – 70 years old, approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall, approximately 190 to 200 lbs. with an average build. He was last seen wearing a navy-colored blazer, navy or black-colored baseball cap, and dark-colored pants. He carried a 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|