For Immediate Release
Contact: Darrell Foxworth (858) 499-7810
Saturday, May 28 2011
Latest robbery in Morro Bay, California, Friday, May 27, 2011
The FBI and local law enforcement are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and arrest the individual dubbed the “Geezer Bandit.” The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for 14 bank robberies dating back to August 28, 2009. The first robbery in this series was in Santee, California, with the latest believed to have occurred on Friday, May 27, 2011, in Morro Bay, California.
On Friday, May 27, 2011, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Heritage Oaks Bank, 310 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, California, 93442, was robbed by an unknown male believed to be the “Geezer Bandit.” During this robbery the “Geezer Bandit” robbed two tellers threatening both of them with a small black revolver that he pointed at the tellers. The tellers complied with his demands and provided him with a sum of money. According to the Morro Bay Police Department, the “Geezer Bandit” may have left the area in a small cream colored two-door sedan.
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
Age: 60 – 70 years old
Height: Approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall
Weight: Approximately 190 to 200 lbs.
Clothing: Navy-colored blazer, navy or black-colored baseball cap, dark-colored pants, and possibly wearing a mask
Weapon: Revolver pistol that he carries in his left handThe “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing the following banks: