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Geezer Bandit strikes again, robbing his 13th bank in California, FBI says


The Geezer Bandit has apparently struck again, this time in Santa Barbara County, for his 13th bank robbery in California, the FBI announced Saturday.

Given his nickname due to his apparently advanced age, the robber hit a Bank of America branch in Goleta in Santa Barbara County on Friday afternoon, threatening tellers with a revolver.

His appearance -- 60 to 70 years old, about 6 feet tall, dressed in a blazer, dark pants and a baseball cap -- and demeanor matched the other robberies.

The same person is suspected of 10 bank robberies in San Diego County, one in Kern County and one in Riverside County, starting in August 2009.

In recent robberies, authorities have suggested that the robber may be wearing an "old-man" theatrical mask.

The FBI and several banks are offering a reward of $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: "Geezer Bandit" in a Bank of America branch in Goleta, caught on surveillance camera. Credit: FBI

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This guy is amazing

Hell hath no fury like an old geezer scorned.....

Old man mask, my foot. Are the police thinking that an old man couldn't do this many robberies and get away with it? That they would be physically incapable of this?

At the senior residence where my 80+ yr old father lives, there are many spry older gentlemen that could pull this off if they were so inclined.

i think it could be a surfer in a presidents mask

in a "bucket list" sort of way, i could see an elderly person being more willing to commit major crimes. worst thing they can do is sentence him to life in jail.

but a convincing old man mask, cant get a much better disguise then that. its like going from totally clean shaven to a REAL zz top style beard overnight.

Go Geezer go!

I'm surprised he hasn't been given one of those exploding dye packages.

Go PaaPaa Go!
The banks "rob" people everyday!
When they do it, it's "business".
When a everyday person does it, it's "criminal".
Get that justice!!!!!!!!!

O yea 2 million dollar reward for him too


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