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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Reward of $20,000 Offered in "Geezer Bandit" Investigation

Latest Robbery in Morro Bay, California, Friday, May 27, 2011

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, California, with the latest believed to have occurred on Friday, May 27, 2011, in Morro Bay, California.

On Friday, May 27, 2011, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Heritage Oaks Bank, 310 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, California, 93442, was robbed 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 (SDPD), 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 follows:

Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 60 - 70 years old
Height: Approximately 5'10" to 6'0" tall
Weight: Approximately 190 to 200 lbs.
Build: Average
Clothing: Navy-colored blazer, navy or black-colored baseball cap, dark-colored pants, and possibly wearing a mask
Weapon: 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 your local law enforcement agency. The Geezer Bandit is considered armed and dangerous.

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
January 28, 2011. Bank of America 5892 Calle Real, Goleta, California
May 27, 2011. Heritage Oaks Bank  310 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, California, 93442

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