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Geezer Bandit case to be featured on 'America's Most Wanted'

December 31, 2010 |  8:08 pm


The case of the so-called Geezer Bandit, suspected in a dozen bank robberies in three counties, will be featured Saturday on the television show "America's Most Wanted."

It is the latest attempt by authorities to find the elusive robber whose string of bank robberies began in August 2009 and now includes 10 in San Diego County, one in Riverside and one in Bakersfield. So far, a $20,000 reward has failed to provide information leading to an arrest.

The robber got his FBI nickname from his appearance: 60 to 70 years old, lean, and usually dressed in a dapper if inexpensive style. In his most recent robbery, in Bakersfield in November, one witness thought he was wearing a mask to appear old.

Anyone with Geezer Bandit information is asked to call the FBI at (858) 565-1255, the San Diego Police Department's robbery squad at (619) 531-2299 or CrimeStoppers at (888)( 580-8477.

In addition to "America's Most Wanted," the case also will be featured on "San Diego's Most Wanted" on KSWB-Fox, Channel 5.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: The Geezer Bandit during one of 12 bank robberies attributed to him.

Credit: FBI