FBI Press Release: Reward of $20,000 Offered in “Geezer Bandit” Investigation

For Immediate Release
January 29, 2011
FBI San Diego
Contact: Darrell Foxworth, (858) 499-7810
Contact: April Langwell, (858) 499-7917

Reward of $20,000 Offered in “Geezer Bandit” Investigation
Latest Robbery in Goleta, California, Friday, January 28, 2011

On Friday, January 28, 2011, the bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit” is believed to have robbed the Bank of America, located at 5892 Calle Real, Goleta, California. The “Geezer Bandit” is now believed to be responsible for robbing 13 banks during the period, August 28, 2009 through January 28, 2011.

The latest robbery attributed to the “Geezer Bandit” occurred on Friday, January 28, 2011, at approximately 5:53 p.m., at the Bank of America, located at 5892 Calle Real, Goleta, California. During this robbery the “Geezer Bandit” reportedly threatened the victim teller with a weapon and demanded money. The teller complied with his demand and provided him with a sum of money.

Since August 2009, the FBI, San Diego Police Department (SDPD), San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies have sought the public’s help in identifying the “Geezer Bandit.” A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit.”

Witnesses from previous robberies have described the “Geezer Bandit” as follows:
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 60 – 70 years old
Height: Approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall
Weight: Approximately 190 to 200 lbs.
Build: Average
Clothing: Navy-colored blazer, navy or black-colored baseball cap, dark-colored pants, and possibly wearing a mask
Weapon: Revolver pistol

The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing the following banks:

August 28, 2009 US Bank 9643 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee
September 12, 2009 San Diego National Bank 7877 Ivanhoe, La Jolla
October 9, 2009 US Bank 4627 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego
October 26, 2009 Bank of America 17008 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe
November 16, 2009 Bank of America 7680 Girard Ave., La Jolla
January 27, 2010 San Diego National Bank 1075 Rosecrans, San Diego
April 20, 2010 California Bank & Trust 140 Escondido Ave., Vista
April 30, 2010 US Bank 1301 E. Vista Way, Vista
May 11, 2010 Bank of America 9711 Mission Gorge Road, Santee
June 7, 2010 US Bank 14837 Pomerado Road, Poway
June 24, 2010 Bank of America 31934 Highway 79 South, Temecula
November 12, 2010 Bank of America 4480 Coffee Road, Bakersfield
January 28, 2011 Bank of America 5892 Calle Real, Goleta, California

Bank Surveillance photographs from the Bank of America, 5892 Calle Real, Goleta, California, on Friday, January 28, 2011, at approximately 5:53 p.m.

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