Posts Tagged ‘robbery’

The Geezer Bandit is Out of Control!!!

I still cannot believe how long this crazy and dangerous man has been at large! Come on cops… you can do it! I believe in you! Catch this man and put him behind bars NOW.

geezer-bandit Via ABC News:

The FBI and police in California are searching for the "geezer bandit," an apparently grey-haired elderly man who has committed armed robberies at 12 banks, the latest on Friday in Bakersfield.

The elderly persona — whether real or donned for the robberies — may be one reason why the bandit has been so successful. "People may think that because of his overall appearance he may not be as threatening," said FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth in San Diego. "But you have to keep in mind that he’s an armed bank robber. And he has threatened tellers with the use of that gun — we have photos where he is actually pointing a gun at a teller."

Foxworth said "witnesses described him as wearing a Halloween-like old man mask. Whether he’s actually an elderly man or someone wearing some type of disguise is something we’re considering as part of the investigation. We have not limited ourselves in any way."

The first 11 robberies in San Diego and Riverside counties share characteristics with Friday’s heist in the town of Bakersfield, according to the FBI. In the first 11 episodes, which took place from August 2009 through June 2010, the robber showed a demand note, asked for cash, pointed a revolver at tellers, and threatened them with a gun if they did not comply.


Oh Noes! It’s the Skateboard Bandit!

san-diego-skateboard-bandit Damn street thugs! First, the geezer bandit, then the floppy hat bandit, now… this punk. This guy actually sounds dangerous though. What is happening to our city?

Via Tony Perry at Los Angeles Times:

First it was the aging Geezer Bandit (still at large). Then the Floppy Hat Bandit (a female suspect now in custody).

And now, a skateboard bandit — San Diego’s string of idiosyncratic bank heists continues.

The latest is the fellow who flashed a gun Monday at a Comerica Bank teller, stuffed the money in his backpack and left with his skateboard.

His face was covered by a green paisley-colored bandanna. His beanie, sweatshirt, gloves and pants were black. So, too, was his semiautomatic pistol.

San Diego police and the FBI are asking for the public’s help in tracking him down.


san-diego-geezer-bandit This man is crazy! I don’t know how this dude has gotten away with this so many times. I guess it’s because he’s old and people just assume that he’s not capable of doing anything this terrible. I hope they catch the bastard.

Via Mercury News:

FBI officials are chalking up another San Diego-area bank job to the gray-haired robbery suspect they’ve nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit."

The bureau says the man, who wears prescription glasses and appears to be in his 70s, pulled off his 10th heist since August Monday at a US Bank branch in Poway. He’s accused us handing a teller a demand note while threatening her with a revolver, then fleeing with an undisclosed sum of cash.

The suspect is believed responsible for holding up banks in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Vista and other San Diego-area locations.

Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help to identify him. Authorities also are offering $16,000 in rewards for information that leads to his arrest and conviction.

San Diego Citibank Robbed by Three Violent Thugs

What a meanie!

Whoa… now these guys actually acted like bank robbers… not like those other weirdos.

Via Sign On San Diego News:

Three men ordered customers and employees to the ground Monday during a robbery at a Citibank, the FBI said.

The group entered the branch on Avocado Boulevard and Calle Verde Drive about 11 a.m. in Rancho San Diego, and one of them waved a handgun as he ordered everyone inside to the ground, the FBI said. Two other men then jumped over the counter into the area where the tellers were located to steal cash, the FBI said.

The group left in a car described as a white, four-door sedan with an undisclosed amount of money.

Three tellers were injured: One was hit by a cabinet door and kicked in the head as one of the robbers climbed back over the counter and two others were stepped on or kicked in the head, the FBI said.

Agents are looking for a woman who was seen entering the bank as the group fled. The woman has not been identified.

Anyone with information can contact the FBI at (858) 565-1255; the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200; or Crime Stoppers anonymously by sending a text or e-mail message to its website,, or by calling (888) 580-8477. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.

So rude.

Awesome Judge Calls Dr. Phil “a terrible, terrible man”

dr phil is evil in san diego

SO evil.

Dr. Phil is a douchebag. He is. I mean it. Check this out:

Via Los Angeles Times:

The San Diego judge in the case of two shoplifters who confessed to Dr. Phil had some unkind words for the TV personality this week when the pair were sentenced.

Judge Irma Gonzalez on Monday sentenced Matthew Eaton  to 27 months in jail and his wife, Laura Eaton, to 12 months. Both had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in stolen goods across state lines.

Gonzalez criticized Dr. Phil, saying he did not give the couple enough help and counseling when they agreed to appear on his show. She called him “a terrible, terrible man,” adding, “what a charlatan this man is.”

On the television show, the couple, living in San Marcos in northern San Diego County, said they had earned up to $100,000 a year by selling stolen goods on the Internet. They traveled to several states, often with their children as decoys, to shoplift at toy stores and other business, according to court documents.

When investigators raided the couple’s home, 500 boxes of stolen goods were seized.


Less Bank Robberies in San Diego

bank robberies in san diego

I know you want me...

This is great. A drop in bank robberies is always a good thing!

Via SignOnSanDiego:

The number of reported bank robberies in San Diego County declined about 38 percent in 2009 compared with the previous year, the FBI said Tuesday.

Last year, there were 101 bank robberies in the county with a total loss of $602,085, compared with 165 in 2008 with a total loss of more than $1.6 million, said FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.

The FBI also released national statistics on bank robberies, burglaries and larcenies during the last three months of 2009. More than $10.5 million was taken. Of that amount, 20 percent was recovered.

Bank crimes most often occurred on Tuesdays, and regardless of the day, occurred most frequently between 9 and 11 a.m., the FBI said.

Asked about the local decrease, Foxworth said that a number of factors affect bank robbery crime rates, and he said he could not point to a particular factor. He said that the FBI works closely with local law enforcement agencies to apprehend the most violent and prolific bank robbers.

He noted the FBI is still looking for the robber dubbed “The Geezer Bandit,” who last robbed a bank Jan. 28, striking for what authorities believe was the sixth time in five months.

Rewards totaling $16,000 are being offered for arrest of the robber, who is believed to be between 60 and 70 years old.

Good times, San Diego!

Elderly Man Robs Fourth San Diego Bank!

Old Man Robs San Diego Bank

I'm old and angry!

Jesus! Look at that man! He’s old and angry! And he’s a robber! Four times! Yikes!

Via LA Times Blog:

A bank robber thought to be in his 70s has struck for a fourth time in San Diego County, law enforcement officials said.

Dressed in black hat and sunglasses, the robber presented a threatening note to a teller at the Bank of America branch in Rancho Santa Fe on Monday. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

The same robber is suspected of hitting banks Aug. 28 in Santee, Sept. 12 in La Jolla, and Oct. 9 in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego.

As in previous cases, the robber claimed to have a gun but none was seen, officials said.