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FBI Says 'Geezer Bandit' Has Struck For 14th Time

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say the “Geezer Bandit” has robbed California bank number 14  —  his first in San Luis Obispo County.

The FBI said in a news release Saturday that a man believed to be the elderly bank robber struck a bank in Morro Bay after 11 robberies in the San Diego area starting in 2009. He’s also suspected in a robbery in Bakersfield and one in Santa Barbara.

Authorities say the man believed to be in his 70s pointed a revolver at two tellers at a Heritage Oaks Bank branch Friday, threatened them and demanded money. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount.

A $20,000 reward is offered for information leading to his capture and conviction.

The FBI has considered that the man’s elderly features could be a disguise, after some witness reports that he was wearing a mask.

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Comments (3)
  1. nek says:

    I thought they reported they caught this guy several manths ago ? Must have been a look alike.

  2. Paola Coots says:

    this guy is looks like is wearing a silicon mask from Greyland mask..

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