It sure seems that whenever more than one bank robbery is committed by the same suspect the inevitable bank robber monikers being to surface.
Some of the more memorable ones include descriptions of a:
The names seem endless.
Ever wonder why criminals, particularly bank robbers are assigned these sometimes strange, sometimes funny and oftentimes unusual monikers?
The answer is because they are memorable.
The catchy names used to describe the bank robbers attract widespread media interest and when photos along with the catchy bank robber monikers are published, the public takes notice.
Oftentimes it is quite effective.
But not always.
The Geezer Bandit, believed to be an elderly man in his 70s robbed at least 16 banks between 2009 and 2011 in Southern California and still not been apprehended.
The case has baffled authorities.
In one photo, the Geezer bandit appeared to be wearing tubes that might be connected to an oxygen tank.
Police had made an made an arrest in May, but it turned out to be a copy cat.
Since serial bank robbers usually do not stop until they are apprehended, perhaps the Geezer bandit has died.
The FBI bases their nicknames on characteristics that the bank robber has displayed.
In California, the paparazzi bandit received his moniker because he took pictures of tellers on his cellphone.
The names pique public interest and most bank robbers who are ultimately caught were aware of their public nickname
The bank robber monikers assigned might be a bit amusing and they help to apprehend serial bank robbers.