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Linked to sixteen bank robberies in Southern California the geezer bandit wears a mask and gloves to disguises sage.
While the gone -- bandit has held up seven banks in Orange County.
And the snow -- Bennett has hit four banks including -- Wells Fargo branch.
In January 2012 the pace of bank -- has picked up slightly the FBI is on the hunt and says these serial bandits could strike again.
As Southern California deals with the new rash of robberies forty in the month of January alone.
Statistically January is -- higher month in previous months so we're not that alarmed that it's a yearly trend January's higher of the twelve months.
Perhaps people -- Christmas bills -- we don't know like.
Despite the spike officials say bank robberies have actually fallen in the region known as the bank robbery capital of America.
There were only 287.
Robberies last year promising numbers in the state that have the highest number of bank robberies in the nation.
California's most populated state in America with 37 to 38 million people.
It Natalie has more banks and interstate in the United States.
The -- offers plenty of opportunity here around Lotta banks.
Lot of people a lot of opportunity.
The FBI says most of the robbers work alone walking out with an average 15100 dollars in cash per hit.
Think for a moment of the people working in that bank if your mother father working behind a bank is it bandit Bangkok as a teller he's single what what that that would traumatize you.
Think about the other customers -- -- at bank as well.
To combat the problem law enforcement is collaborating with other agencies and the media.
Digital photos of suspects percent instantaneously.
Put online and broadcast over the airwaves which leads to more tips and hopefully.
In Los Angeles -- Warner Fox Business Network.