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'Geezer Bandit' hits seventh San Diego area bank

April 21, 2010 |  9:28 am

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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