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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the “Geezer Bandit” Serial Bank Robber

FBI San Diego November 17, 2009
  • Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are seeking the public’s assistance to identify an unknown male bank robber who has been named the “Geezer Bandit.” The “Geezer Bandit” is believed responsible for robbing five banks in San Diego County. Three different rewards, totaling $16,000 are being offered for information leading the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit.”

The most recent robbery in this series is believed to have occurred yesterday, Monday, November 16, 2009, with the robbery of the Bank of America, located at 7680 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California.

On Monday, November 16, 2009, at approximately 5:57 p.m., a man believed to be the “Geezer Bandit” approached a teller at the Bank of America, located at 7680 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California, displayed a handgun and made a verbal demand for cash. The teller provided a sum of money and the robber fled the bank on foot.

The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing the following San Diego County banks.

August 28, 2009 US Bank 9643 Mission Gorge Road, Santee
September 12, 2009 San Diego National Bank 7877 Ivanhoe, San Diego
October 9, 2009 US Bank 4627 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego
October 26, 2009 Bank of America 17008 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Sante Fe

The “Geezer Bandit” is described as follows;

Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 70’s
Height: 5’10 – 6’3
Weight: Approximately 150 lbs.
Build: Thin
Hair: Gray
Facial hair: Unshaven
Clothing: Baseball cap, blue blazer, and wearing several layers of clothing
Weapon: Handgun

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.

The below photographs were captured during the robbery of the Bank of America, 7680 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California, on Monday, November 16, 2009.

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect