FBI After Calif. 'Geezer Bandit'

Man in 70s, toting oxygen tank, suspect in 5 bank robberies
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2009 7:47 PM CST
The "Geezer Bandit" is seen in video-surveillance footage during a robbery in La Jolla, Calif.   (FBI)

(Newser) – The FBI has jumped in on the pursuit of a California robbery suspect authorities have dubbed the “Geezer Bandit.” The most recent of the five heists came yesterday outside San Diego; surveillance video of previous incidents shows a man believed to be in his 70s and, in at least one case, toting an oxygen tank. “Armed and dangerous” still applies, say authorities, who’ve posted $16,000 in reward cash.