‘Geezer Bandit’ strikes Kern County bank

By City News Service

A serial bank robber responsible for 10 bank robberies in San Diego County and one in Temecula has apparently struck for the 12th time, this time in Kern County, according to the FBI.

This surveillance images shows the 'Geezer Bandit' on Jan. 27, 2010, robbing San Diego National Bank, 1075 Rosecrans St.

The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to have held up a Bank of America branch office in Bakersfield Friday night, FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said.

Authorities dubbed the serial thief the Geezer Bandit because he appears to be a man in his 70s or 80s. However, authorities have said it was possible the bandit was actually a younger person disguised by a realistic Hollywood-style mask and rubber hand coverings.

He first appeared in August of last year and has been the subject of several Facebook fan pages.

Friday’s robbery in Bakersfield marks the Geezer Bandit’s first robbery since June 24, when he held up a bank in Temecula.

There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to the Geezer Bandit’s arrest, Foxworth said.

Related posts:

  1. Man claiming to be ‘Geezer Bandit’ arrested
  2. Three San Diego bank robberies in one day apparently unrelated
  3. Hundreds turn out for I-5 town hall forum in Solana Beach
  4. Sunday morning quake rattles eastern part of county
  5. One killed, four injured in light plane crash in Tierrasanta

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=6237

Posted by Halie Johnson on Nov 16, 2010. Filed under News, Region. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]