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Geezer Bandit strikes in 11th bank robbery

June 24, 2010 |  6:41 pm

 Geezer Bandit

The bank robber dubbed the Geezer Bandit has struck for the 11th time --  this time in Riverside County, the FBI said Thursday.

The robber, given his nickname by the FBI because of his age, used a revolver Thursday to rob the Bank of America in Temecula, the agency said. He is suspected of robbing 10 other banks, all in San Diego County, since August.

Witnesses said the robber is 60 to 70 years old, 190 pounds, and 6 feet tall. The FBI and sheriff's departments in San Diego and Riverside counties are appealing for help from the public in finding him.

--Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Geezer Bandit at the Bank of America in Temecula. Credit: FBI