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The Geezer Bandit Has Hit His Seventh Bank!

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Prune juice!

Oh my gosh! He’s at it again! This is one crazy old dude.

Via The Los Angeles Times Local Blog:

The San Diego County bank robber dubbed “the Geezer Bandit” by the FBI has struck again.

He is suspected of robbing the California Bank and Trust on Tuesday in suburban Vista — his seventh bank job since late August.

His age, estimated to be between 60 and 70 years, has given rise to the FBI nickname. He often wears headgear.

On Tuesday, he appeared to wear a Padres cap. He waited patiently in line and then flashed a revolver at the teller and demanded money, the FBI said.

Three banks have offered rewards totaling $16,000 for his arrest. Tipsters can call the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

— Tony Perry in San Diego

Hopefully we’ll catch this dude soon. It was funny at first, but this dude needs to be stopped.

Less Bank Robberies in San Diego

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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!