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Bank robber in his 70s strikes in La Jolla but is not believed to be the Geezer Bandit

November 30, 2010 |  7:41 am

RobberA bank robber described as in his 70s with a "wrinkled face and sun spots" robbed a bank in La Jolla on Monday, the FBI and San Diego police said.

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.


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Photo: Surveillance photo of robber at bank in  La Jolla. Credit: FBI