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'Geezer Bandit' may be wearing mask purchased from Van Nuys shop

The bank robber known as the 'Geezer Bandit' is seen in surveillance images from a Bank of America branch in San Luis Obispo on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

December 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Police may have a lead on the so-called "Geezer Bandit" wanted for robbing 16 banks in the state over the past two years.

Surveillance pictures suggest the robber is an older white male, but the FBI is working on a theory that he may be a man or a woman in an elaborate mask made by the company Spfx Masks in Van Nuys.

Authorities recently served search warrants on Spfx Masks to find out who purchased the mask believed to be the one worn by the bandit.

Spfx Masks made the mask Freddy Kruger wears in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies.

The company said others have used their masks for illegal purposes.