Geezer Bandit robs San Luis Obispo bank
December 3, 2011
The Geezer Bandit robbed his 16th bank on Friday in San Luis Obispo shortly after 5:30 p.m.
The gun wielding bandit struck the Bank of America branch at Higuera and Santa Rosa Streets. And for the first time, the robbery did not go as planned.
Once outside the bank, a dye pack exploded and the robber dropped, a leather case, a note, and some of the red stained money to the ground and fled. He made his way to Marsh Street where he dropped more of the money.
A witness saw a white BMW Five Series car leave a parking stall on Marsh Street near Toro Street at a high rate of speed at about the same time as the robbery. Police officials said they are not sure if the car is related Friday’s robbery.
Even though witnesses have described the bandit as being in his later years, officials suspect he is wearing a theatrical mask that makes him appear older. Witnesses describe him as a white male in his 60s or 70s, about 6 feet 4 inches tall, wearing glasses and a hat.
Although most of the robberies attributed to the Geezer Bandit have occurred in southern California, the Geezer Bandit has also robbed banks in Morro Bay, Goleta and Bakersfield.