Friday, April 23, 2010
Why Does The Geezer Bandit Rob Banks?
How old is too old to be a crook? At some point in the golden years of life, are you deserving of being labeled as entertaining, comical or even in need of services? The FBI claims that the "Geezer Bandit" recently robbed his seventh bank since August. The most recent bank was in northern San Diego County. The Geezer Bandit is 60 to 70 years old and typically wears a blue San Diego Padres baseball cap. He walked into the California Bank and Trust on Escondido Avenue in Vista and demanded money.
The 6 foot 190 lb Geezer Bandit wears thick prescription glasses and would appear to be totally lost without them. The Geezer approaches the teller and hands her a note saying that this is a robbery and that he is armed. The Geezer sports a black appointment book which houses a short-barreled revolver. Three different rewards totaling $16,000 have been offered for his capture. He should not be hard to apprehend in a chase. He slowly waddles out of the bank just like he did when he entered. The Geezer Bandit is a suspect in a Aug. 28, 2009, U.S. Bank, a Sept. 12, 2009, San Diego National Bank, a Oct. 9, 2009, U.S. Bank, a Oct. 26, 2009, Bank of America, a Nov. 16, 2009, Bank of America, a Jan. 27, 2010, San Diego National Bank, a April 20, 2010, California Bank and Trust robberies.
So if you see an old Geezer standing in line waiting on a teller, by all means cut in front of him. That way, you can make your withdrawal before he cleans out all of the cash. On a side note, do you think it might be time to raise the amount of social security benefits paid to the elderly? If we don't, our jails may become full with the elderly looking for ways to afford living outside of a state run nursing home. Perhaps the Geezer is robbing banks to pay for his wife's medicine or treatment not covered by medicare. Truth is we don't know yet. But when we do find out, let's see if we can solve the underlying problem and not just treat the symptom.