SAN DIEGO -- The "Geezer Bandit" continued his string of Southern California robberies by knocking over his 13th bank last week, FBI agents announced Saturday.
Surveillance video provided by the FBI shows the robber, who got his name because of his advanced age, using a gun to hold up a Bank of America in the community of Goleta just north of Santa Barbara on Friday.
Starting in August 2009, the same man is suspected of 10 bank robberies in San Diego County, one in Kern County, and another in Riverside County.
Witnesses have described the robber as 60 to 70 years old, about 6 feet tall, dressed in a blazer, dark pants, and a baseball cap. In several holdups, he appeared to have an oxygen tube under his nose.
However, authorities have suggested that the robber may be wearing an "old-man" theatrical mask.
The FBI and several banks are offering a reward of $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the serial bank robber.
The "Geezer Bandit" is believed to be responsible for robbing the following California 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