FBI seeks ‘Geezer Bandit’ in bank robberies

Geezer Bandit
This bank surveillance video released by the FBI taken Monday shows an elderly man, nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit," during his most recent bank robbery at a Bank of America branch in La Jolla, Calif. AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

FBI officials say an elderly, thin, gray-haired man nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit" is responsible for holding up five San Diego-area banks since summer.

Investigators say the man appears to be in his 70s. Officials say that in the most recent robbery Monday, he approached a Bank of America teller in La Jolla, displayed a handgun and asked for cash. He fled on foot.

FBI spokesman Darrell Foxworth says investigators believe the man is also responsible for robbing four other San Diego County banks since Aug. 28.

Law enforcement officials are offering $16,000 in rewards for information that leads to his arrest and conviction.