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'Geezer Bandit' reward up to $20,000; suspected in 15 bank heists

November 9, 2011 |  4:17 pm

The reward for information leading to the arrest of the so-called Geezer Bandit, suspect of robbing 15 banks in California, now stands at $20,000, the FBI announced Wednesday.

The bandit's latest heist was Sept. 30 in La Jolla, nearly two years after the string of bank robberies began. Although most of the holdups were in San Diego County, others were pinned on the Geezer Bandit in Southern California and Northern California.

Witnesses describe the Geezer Bandit as 60 to 70 years old, 5 feet 10 to 6 feet tall, and wieghing 190 to 200 pounds.

He often wears a Navy-colored blazer, a baseball cap and dark pants, and sometimes flashes a revolver in his left hand, the FBI said.


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Photo: The so-called Geezer Bandit in bank surveillance video.

Credit: FBI