LOS ANGELES (CBS) — One of the Southland’s most wanted criminals could be a lot younger than he looks.
The “Geezer Bandit” is suspected of pulling off 15 bank heists throughout Southern California, but now federal law enforcement agents say the perpetrator may not necessarily in his — or her — golden years.
One bank teller who saw the bandit up close agreed with the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ assessment that the robber is likely just wearing a mask.
“Something didn’t look normal, it wasn’t a normal face,” said the witness. “He came in, requested money and passed a note and said ‘If you don’t, I will murder you and everyone else in the bank’.”
The FBI believes the bandit is much younger than he appears and could be using an elaborate latex mask from a special effects company that sells items online.
A $20,000 reward has been offered for any information leading to the arrest of the “Geezer Bandit”.