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The many mysteries surrounding the Geezer Bandit

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - New surveillance video could give the FBI the break it's been looking for in a string of bank robberies. The FBI is hoping the short video will bring the so-called "Geezer Bandit" to justice.

"Look at his physical characteristics, his clothing, his posture, the way he walks. All we need is that one phone call to provide the last piece of the puzzle to this case. We strongly believe that there's someone out there that knows this guy, and they just haven't called yet," FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said.

Since last August, the suspect has successfully robbed 10 banks without a capture, including his latest heist Monday at a US Bank branch inside a Poway Albertson's store, where the video was taken.

"The more banks he robs, the more exposure that he has, and ultimately he will be caught, tomorrow, next week or next month, but he will be caught," Foxworth said.

As far as which bank branches the Geezer Bandit prefers, he has struck four times at US Bank, a trio of holdups at Bank of America, twice at San Diego National Bank and once at California Bank and Trust.

"We're going to look at where he robs, how close to freeways, what types of banks, in-store, stand alone," Foxworth said.

And what about the days of the week, when the Geezer Bandit decides to grab the cash? So far he's struck on three Fridays, three Mondays, two Tuesdays, one Wednesday and one Saturday.

"We would look at the dates of his robberies, dates during the month, time of day, of course that's something that's part of the overall investigation that we'd look at in an effort to determine when he might rob again to prevent him from doing that," Foxworth said.

Then there's the theory he's a master of disguise, wearing a special effects mask, flesh-colored gloves and phony oxygen tubes to hide his real age.

"Certainly that's a possibility, but we don't know that to be the case, so we want to be very clear and very responsible with the information that we do put out so that we don't confuse the public in any way," Foxworth said.

Following Monday's robbery, the FBI says the Geezer Bandit is believed to have entered a white or silver car. The make and model of the vehicle is unknown at this point. It's not clear if he has an accomplice.

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