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FBI officials 'strongly believe' Geezer Bandit committed 14th bank robbery

May 29, 2011 | 10:12 am

The so-called Geezer Bandit is shown in a surveillance photo taken at Morro Bay bank.

FBI officials said they "strongly believe" the elusive Geezer Bandit is responsible for the robbery of a bank in San Luis Obispo County.

The bandit, described by witnesses as 60 to 70 years old, used a revolver to rob the Heritage Oaks Bank branch in Morro Bay on Friday afternoon, the FBI said. He may have left the area in a light-colored, two-door car.

The Geezer Bandit is suspected of robbing 10 banks in San Diego County and one each in Temecula, Bakersfield, Goleta and Morro Bay. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture and conviction.

This would be his 14th robbery since August 2009.

"The agents and detectives who have been working this case since the beginning, strongly believe that this was the work of the Geezer Bandit," Special Agent Darrell Foxworth of the San Diego FBI office told Fox 5 San Diego.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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Photo: The so-called Geezer Bandit is shown in a surveillance photo taken at Morro Bay bank. Credit: FBI

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