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'Geezer Bandit' hits 10th bank in San Diego County

June 7, 2010 |  7:26 pm


The so-called Geezer Bandit has robbed his 10th bank, the FBI said Monday.

The bandit, described as between 60 and 70 years old, robbed the U.S. Bank branch inside the Albertson's grocery story in Poway, according to the FBI, which gave the robber the unique nickname.

The robbery string began in August and has included banks in San Diego and the suburbs. During the Poway heist, he pointed a small-caliber revolver at a teller and threatened to use it unless he was given money, the FBI said. Authorities declined to say the amount of money he took.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Geezer Bandit captured on security camera at U.S. Bank in Poway. Credit: FBI