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'Geezer Bandit' hits seventh San Diego area bank

Geezer The San Diego County bank robber dubbed "the Geezer Bandit" by the FBI has struck again.

He is suspected of robbing the California Bank and Trust on Tuesday in suburban Vista -- his seventh bank job since late August.

His age, estimated to be between 60 and 70 years, has given rise to the FBI nickname. He often wears headgear.

On Tuesday, he appeared to wear a Padres cap. He waited patiently in line and then flashed a revolver at the teller and demanded money, the FBI said.

Three banks have offered rewards totaling $16,000 for his arrest. Tipsters can call the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: The alleged "Geezer Bandit" caught on surveillance camera Tuesday in Vista. Credit: FBI.

 
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Geez ~~ That looks like Las Vegas mayor, Oscar Goodman, but couldn't be. He's already got more money than God. But then again, times are tough, and he'll soon be out of a job, when his mayoral term expires.

A 60-70 year old a geezer? Arnold is 62. Is he a geezer too?

I don't think the "geezer" expects to get away with these holdups. Rather, he probably wants to be found and get full
security for the balance of his years in federal custody.
Reminds me of an old George Burns movie with the same plot.

Nice to see AGEISM is alive and well in the FBI.

Of course most FBI agents look to be about 22 now adays

That totally looks like a mask... He looks like Johnny Knoxville in that Old guy sketch on "Jackass"

Poor man. Probably has no social net in place; no access to healthcare, food or employment. Do you blame him. For him, it's a "win win" situation. If he doesn't get caught he gets the funds to move on with his life. If he does get caught, he gets a wonderful pension in prision, with medical and dental care, and a wonderful, relzxed life at taxpayer's expense.

I say "more power to him" and to the many that will untimatly have to make similar decisions in order to make ends meet in old age.

Yes, you can thank America for having one of the most backwards attitudes around specific to social programs.

Many of the reports I've seen down here in San Diego are suggesting that it might be a younger person with Hollywood style make-up skills disguising themselves as an older man. One witness of the latest robbery said something about the hands looking somewhat 'unnatural' and unusually large, like they were gloves of some kind. The way this person just disappears after each robbery is uncanny. They'll have to catch him in the act, or he'll have to push his luck just a little too far. I'm surprised that he made another appearance.


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