$16,000 in rewards offered in ‘Geezer Bandit’ case
Three rewards totaling $16,000 are being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit,” a retirement-age robber responsible for armed holdups at five San Diego-area banks since summer.
The thin, gray-haired man who appears to be in his 70s most recently struck Monday evening at a Bank of America branch on Girard Avenue in La Jolla, according to the FBI. He is described as 5'10 – 6'3 ” and about 150 pounds.
Previous heists attributed to the man, who got his moniker from detectives, occurred Oct. 26 at a Bank of America branch on Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe; Oct. 9 at a US Bank on Carmel Mountain Road in Torrey Hills; Sept. 12 at a San Diego National Bank on Ivanhoe Avenue in La Jolla; and Aug. 28 at a US Bank on Mission Gorge Road in Santee.
During several of the robberies, the stubble-faced thief displayed a pistol while demanding cash, the FBI reported. Surveillance cameras have captures images of the bandit.
Anyone with information concerning these robberies is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255, or Crime Stoppers at telephone number (888) 580-TIPS. You may remain anonymous by calling either telephone number. Because a weapon has been displayed during some of his bank robberies, The “Geezer Bandit” should be considered armed and dangerous.