Police hunt ‘Geezer Bandit’

blown_up_bankPolice in California are hunting an elderly bank robber nicknamed the Geezer Bandit who has robbed seven banks in eight months.

The man, believed to be in his 70s, struck again this week at the California Bank and Trust teller in Vista, reports the Daily Telegraph. The grey-haired robber waited patiently in line before approaching a cashier, showing his handgun and passing over a note demanding cash.

The FBI said that the teller handed over an undisclosed number of notes, which he placed in his personal organiser, and then calmly walked out of the bank. The man wears prescription glasses and a baseball cap during the heists. He is described as roughly 5ft 10ins tall. Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help to identify him and banks have also united to try to catch the septuagenarian thief.

Three banks, all in the San Diego area, have offered a reward of more than 10,400 for the his arrest. The series of holdups attributed to the man began in late August and have taken place at banks in Carmel Valley, La Jolla, the La Playa neighbourhood of Point Loma, Rancho Santa Fe and Santee

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