Bank robber in his 70s strikes in La Jolla but is not believed to be the Geezer Bandit
But the robber is not considered to be the Geezer Bandit, wanted for a dozen bank jobs in San Diego, Riverside and Kern counties.
The robber used the threat of a gun and a grenade to get a teller at the California Bank & Trust in La Jolla to hand over an unspecified amount of money. He then walked away.
He was described as about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, bigger than the description given for the Geezer Bandit. He also wore a floppy hat, tan gloves and possibly a mask, all different features from those attributed to the Geezer Bandit.
Anyone with information about this latest robber is asked to call the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or San Diego Police Department robbery unit at (619) 531-2299.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Surveillance photo of robber at bank in La Jolla. Credit: FBI