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FBI still seeking help catching 'Geezer Bandit'; $20,000 reward offered

Surveillance still of "Geezer Bandit" during April robbery in Vista. The FBI on Wednesday renewed its plea for the public's help in finding one of the region's more elusive crooks: the "Geezer Bandit."

The FBI and a coalition of banks are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction of the robber wanted for 12 bank robberies since August 2009: 10 in San Diego County, one in Riverside County and -- the latest one -- in Bakersfield on Nov. 12.

In the Bakersfield robbery, one witness thought the robber was wearing a "Halloween-style old man" mask. In other robberies, he was described as between 60 and 70 years old, often in a blue blazer, baseball cap and dark pants.


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Photo: Surveillance still of "Geezer Bandit" during April robbery in Vista. Credit: FBI

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That's a mask, possibly ordered it online. Or is an employee of the company, or a friend of an employee. This is so easy, the cops are just lagging.


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