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Geezer Bandit strikes again, but may have slipped up

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Surveillance photos courtesy of the FBI Surveillance photos courtesy of the FBI
Robbery was at Bank of America, 1105 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo Robbery was at Bank of America, 1105 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO (CBS 8) - The notorious bank robber nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit" has pulled off his sixteenth heist, according to the FBI.

This time, the robber struck a Bank of America, on Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo, on Friday evening around  5:30 p.m.  The FBI says the Geezer made a verbal demand for the teller to fill a plastic back with money.  He also pointed a pistol at the teller and threatened her with the weapon.

Unlike any of the previous robberies, however, the Geezer didn't make a clean getaway this time. A dye-pack inside the money the teller gave him exploded when the robber got about 30 feet away from the front of the bank. 

Surveillance photos show the Geezer wearing similar clothing to what he's been spotted in before. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a white shirt, black slacks, and a black tie. He was also carrying his signature day planner, where he's been known to hide his pistol before.

A witness saw a white BMW 5-Series take off from a parking spot on Marsh St. nearby at high-speed, but police are not sure if that was the Geezer's getaway car or not.

This is the sixteenth bank robbery the notorious thief has gotten away with. His last hold-up was at the Wells Fargo Bank inside a VONS grocery store on Girard Ave. in La Jolla on September 30th.

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