Reward offered for help in ‘Geezer Bandit’ case

City News Service

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies asked for the public’s help today to apprehend the “Geezer Bandit,” who is believed to be responsible for 14 bank robberies, and are offering a $20,000 reward.

The “geezer bandit” has allegedly robbed 14 Southern California banks since August 2009, said FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth, including several in the San Diego area.

The bandit struck again Friday, at the Heritage Oaks Bank in Morro Bay, Foxworth said. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the suspect pointed a small, black revolver at two tellers, threatened them and demanded money. The tellers complied and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount.

The suspect fled in a small, cream colored two-door sedan, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.

The bandit was described by witnesses as being a white male between 60 and 70 years old and between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He weighs approximately between 190 and 200 pounds with an average build. He was seen wearing a navy blazer and baseball cap, and dark colored pants.

The suspect could have been wearing a mask, Foxworth said.

The FBI, San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department asked that anyone with information about the “Geezer Bandit” contact them.

A $20,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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