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Folk hero or bad guy? The Geezer Bandit has fans

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - He looks like an elderly man, he's robbed 11 banks already and he's getting more famous every day. Despite his illegal activity, the Geezer Bandit is winning some people over.

He has a fan page on Facebook and now there's even an array of Geezer Bandit merchandise.

While the Geezer Bandit continues his bank robbing crime spree, some of his fans are cashing in on his success.

On Zazzle.com, just type in "Geezer Bandit" and dozen items pop up for sale, including "cash" tote bags for $25.95, mugs for $13.95 and more. Geezer garb up for grabs costs from $1 to $30, depending on what consumers want to put in their online shopping cart. Geezer Bandit lovers can show their loyalty to the crafty crook with a mousepad for just $10.95.

Since the novelties have been for sale, several San Diegans have scooped them up. To some, the Geezer Bandit has become a cult hero who just can't be caught by the long arm of the law.

Trucker hats made out of foam and snappy-looking embroidered hats for the stylish will cost $14.95 or $19.95. Just in time for a Fourth of July barbeque, how about a Super Geezer bright yellow cooking apron? There's even a tie and a t-shirt that salute the Geezer Bandit's fleet-footed getaway style.

While it's been "Geezer Time" since last August, authorities are hoping his run is just about over.

We're still waiting to hear from the person who is actually selling the merchandise to see how much of it has been bought in San Diego.

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