'Geezer Bandit' hits 5th bank

FOX 5 San Diego Staff

7:11 PM EST, November 17, 2009



An elderly bank robber knocked over his fifth bank in less than three months Monday, law enforcement officials said.

The robber, dubbed the "Geezer Bandit" by local FBI agents, hit the Bank of America at 7680 Girard Ave in La Jolla just before 6 p.m. The man, thought to be in his 70s, displayed a gun and demanded money from a teller. He left the bank on foot with an unspecified amount of cash, investigators said.

Three different rewards, totaling $16,000 are being offered for information leading the arrest and conviction of the robber.

According to the FBI, he is responsible for robbing four other San Diego County banks:

The robber is described as a white man in his 70s, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 3 inches tall. He is thin with gray hair. Because he has used a gun, he should be considered armed and dangerous, agents said.

Anyone with information about the robberies should contact the FBI at 858-565-1255 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-TIPS. You may remain anonymous by calling either telephone number. Because a weapon has been displayed during some of his bank robberies, The "Geezer Bandit" should be considered armed and dangerous.