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The Geezer Bandit

Have you seen this old man? He's the "Geezer Bandit," a serial bank robber than has robbed three banks so far (once while carrying an oxygen tank!):

Authorities say he walked in to a Bank of America branch in Rancho Santa Fe Monday, handed the teller a demand note, and showed a black handgun. It happened at the beginning of the business day around 10 a.m. at 17008 Avenida De Acacias. FBI agent April Langwell said investigators believe he's hit up three other banks in the last two months. He's suspected of robbing the U.S. Bank branch inside the Von's grocery store in Santee on Aug, 28.

Two weeks later, on Sept. 12, he walked in the National Bank branch in La Jolla and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Surveillance video showed him carrying an oxygen tank with tubes running up to his nose.

Then two and a half weeks ago, on Oct. 9, he targeted another U.S. Bank inside a Von's grocery store in Carmel Valley.

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What is "neat" about being robbed?

What other crimes has this man committed?

If he is robbing a bank now, it is likely not his first offence - perhaps the inclusion here might enable his previous victims to recognise him.

I look forward to an article here about a centenarian raping a College fresher. That would make us all laugh out loud. Just because he is old, does not make it right.

Shame on you. Neatorama. Neat or arama? Neither.

Oh, maybe I am over reacting. Ever been mugged?
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To include this feature is to belittle octogenarians.

I know many - and this behaviour is either one which can be connected with dementia or previous learned behaviour.

Either the person cannot help it or he is a recidivist.

Either way it is reprehensible for it to be presented as 'neat'.
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"I look forward to an article here about a centenarian raping a College fresher."
-Im not seeing the rape/robbery connection. This guy has not harmed anyone. Maybe frightened some people but nothing that compares to rape.

"Just because he is old, does not make it right."
-Did anyone say it does?

"Oh, maybe I am over reacting. Ever been mugged?"
-You are overreacting. Yes, I have been mugged.

I think there are two things keeping him from being caught, at least during the moment. First of course being bank tellers being trained to just cooperate with robbers. Second, he looks pretty frail and his age shows so I think people would be reluctant to hurt an old man even if in self defense and even if he is brandishing a weapon.
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"I look forward to an article here about a centenarian raping a College fresher. That would make us all laugh out loud. Just because he is old, does not make it right. "

Seriously WTF? If you're not a troll or drunk, then you have real issues here.

"Ever been mugged?" Ever been raped...? Think a little when you write things you don't have a clue about. KTHXBYE.
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It's posted here as a way to get the guy's photo out there. Maybe some reader will recognize him, and turn him in. It's Neat because he kinda looks like a young Benjamin Button.

Yeah, I too have been mugged. It's not like I fear all of the criminally minded, though.
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SenorMyserioso - how do you know he has not harmed anyone? How exactly? FBI?

"Just because he is old, does not make it right."
-Did anyone say it does?


Yes, this is "neatorama" - by definition then, anything on here is 'neat'. Hmmm

"Oh, maybe I am over reacting. Ever been mugged?"
-You are overreacting. Yes, I have been mugged.


Well, perhaps I am. I don't really care about the age of my mugger, tho. I am sure you did not, either.

To bisonours

"I look forward to an article here about a centenarian raping a College fresher. That would make us all laugh out loud. Just because he is old, does not make it right. "

Seriously WTF? If you're not a troll or drunk, then you have real issues here.

"Ever been mugged?" Ever been raped...? Think a little when you write things you don't have a clue about. KTHXBYE.


That is just rude.

Apart from not having a clue about what HTHX and the rest stands for, how dare you make assumptions about what I have and have not been through.

Neatorama have made a serious misjudgement here. Period.
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There have been many posts on Neatorama about bank robberies before (the duck tape robber and the Top 10 Stupid Criminals comes to mind)

The term "geezer bandit" isn't ours - the FBI came up with that one.

If you want to be technical, I suppose you can call this post "AMA" because, you know, NEAT OR AMA. :) And when it comes to controversy, this post ain't nothin'. Check out the Elephant Hanging one we had a while back.
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"How do you know he has not harmed anyone? How exactly? FBI?"
-Yes, he is wanted by the FBI for robbery charges, none involving assault.

"Neat" does not mean "right". The neatness of this or any post for that matter is always debatable. However, just because someone thinks a story is interesting does not mean they are endorsing what it's about. There have been plenty of posts on this site that involved torture, serial killers, Nazis etc. Do you really think they were supporting those things?
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to taliesyn30: You sir, are a turd in the punchbowl.

And yes, I have dealt with attempted robbery. I've been stabbed, I have had someone try to light me on fire with gas, and I have been assaulted. I have had at least 6 friends murdered, and know at least 5 women who have been raped from age 6 to 26. I have several friends who have been stabbed, shot, and beaten.

I still think this article is neat.
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YOu can't please all the people all the time.

While this may not be exactly a 'neat' topic, not everything on this site fits into the exact same categories. This is worthwhile to post here because it is rather unique, how many very old robbers do you know?

Someone will always be unhappy about something posted here, it's human nature.
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I can please all of the people all of the time. I just choose not to.

Seriously, though: the Geezer Bandit?

Why not the Loot Coot? Now that's got a ring to it.
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