ESTERO, Fla. - California has a serial bank robber known as the Geezer Bandit, and some say the crook who held up the Wachovia Bank near Miromar Outlet stores was a senior citizen too.
Deputies say a person robbed the bank just before 4 p.m. Thursday. They're not sure if the crook is a male or female due to their smaller build and baggy clothes, but they believe the robber is between 65 and 70 years old.
The suspect acted as if they had a gun before robbing the teller. The person left on foot with the cash, possibly over to the outlet stores, where deputies searched for the thief.
The crook has a smaller build, around five feet tall, and was wearing a black and white hoodie, white pants and a tan baseball cap.
Some aren't surprised at the age of thief, citing social security as the reason. Others think it may create a trend with other seniors.
Employees and customers were interviewed by detectives. No one was injured in the robbery.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.