Geezer Bandit suspected of robbing a Morro Bay bank

May 28, 2011

A Morro Bay bank robber may be the Geezer Bandit, a man who is wanted for robbing 13 banks in California. The robber, who appeared to between 60 to 70 years old, robbed Heritage Oaks Bank on Morro Bay Boulevard at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday. [KSBY]

Police said the robber, who is suspected of wearing a mask that makes him appear older, was wielding a black revolver when he handed a note to a teller demanding cash. He then left the bank on foot and may have been seen driving a cream colored two-door sedan.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Morro Bay police at (805) 772-6225 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-7867.



  1. Nancimeek says:

    I don’t know Perhaps this guy could take a lesson from Robert Grigger Jones and just use a pen to forge documents That seems to be a good way to steal

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  2. willie says:

    Hey Mr. Geezer
    If you have to rob.
    Rob only the the rich.
    We are all hurting.

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    • r0y says:

      Of course the problem with that, willie, is what is defined as “rich” to him, may not be to you or me.

      Ultimately, “the rich” are us in the end. Unless you’re posting from some destitute third-world nation…

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  3. ds_gray says:

    The perp is wearing a mask, folks! Nobody knows if he is a senior or not – they’ve only seen a mask.

    I’ve caught grief on this comment board for writing the ‘journalistic ethos’, but this story makes the point;

    “Believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see.” Don’t believe that because this guy looks old that he is old.

    One thing to consider: If its the same guy that has robbed 13 banks without getting caught, he’s not that stupid. If he quits now, he may not get caught at all.

    Bashing seniors or ‘boomers’ because of this guy seems like scapegoating an entire generation for the acts of one loser.

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  4. r0y says:

    The irony here… seniors already get more than what is available, why rob banks, too? Wouldn’t their children’s and grandchildren’s futures be enough? (poke at unfunded liabilities being used up and not at all around in the future).

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    • willie says:

      Very, very true.
      I have my pension in tact for the time being with some medical issue/expense being old and my social security in tact for the time being.
      Even now in SLO I see homeless/ transient youth and wander if it is transient or reoccuring. Earlier I seen resident youth (clean cut type) soliciting for money in neighboring towns holding signs up, I do not think its a fad, I believe it is very real (there looks, they seemed ashamed of what they are doing). There is something going on inside their family that led to this, it is no joke.

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      • r0y says:

        Yeah, I am not saying that to spite elderly, I’m saying it because it is very possible that our country could have a disproportionately large number of young and middle-aged people placed in dire straits because of financial schemes of the past collapsing around them.

        It never ends well for a country that has a lot of “shiftless” youths (or under-40 folks). We either need to go back to teaching self-reliance or prepare for the worst. Once too many go hungry and desperate, times will change for the worst.

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  5. keithb says:

    I think it’s someone wearing one of the senior masks

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  6. willie says:

    Criminal grandpas and grandmas coming our way.
    On the brink of homelessness because of cuts/ inflation?
    On the brink of bankrupsy because of medical care cost for loveones?
    More tax revenue justified to solve the present and post problems
    To many displaced in the past and present, a passing question occurs: Which is the lessor evil, Jail or homelessness???

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    • r0y says:

      If seniors think it is bad now for them, tell them to imagine what will be left for *their* kids and grandkids when they are seniors…

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