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"Geezer Bandit" could be much younger masked man, or woman, says FBI

One of the FBI's most-wanted bank robbers is often described as an unassuming senior citizen, but appearances can be deceptive. Bill Whitaker reports on the case of the "Geezer Bandit" and why the FBI thinks he's using an elaborate disguise.

"Geezer Bandit" a young man in disguise?
The FBI thinks Southern California's "Geezer Bandit," pictured above, just might be a young man - or woman - in disguise
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(CBS) LOS ANGELES - The "Geezer Bandit" is one of Southern California's most wanted criminals, suspected of pulling off 15 bank heists in the region. But the FBI now says the "Geezer" could be a lot younger than he - or she -looks.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the FBI believes the bandit could be using an elaborate latex mask from a special effects company that sells items online.

One bank teller who saw the bandit up close agreed with the Bureau's assessment that the robber is likely just wearing a mask.

"Something didn't look normal, it wasn't a normal face," said the witness. "He came in, requested money and passed a note and said 'If you don't, I will murder you and everyone else in the bank.'"

A $20,000 reward has been offered for any information leading to the arrest of the "Geezer Bandit."

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