US police arrest a 78-year-old who committed the third bank robbery: Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you | outside

A 78-year-old woman was arrested after robbing a bank in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, on Wednesday. The elderly woman had previously been convicted twice of bank robbery crimes, in 1977 and in 2020.

The woman was going to hand the bank clerk a note asking for $13,000 (about €12,000) in small bills. Behind it was written: “Thank you. Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you. According to the local newspaper “Kansas City Star”, it is about 78-year-old Bonnie Gooch.

Gooch had previously been convicted of robbing a bank in California in 1977 and of the robbery in Lee’s Summit, a suburb of Kansas City, in 2020. Her probation for the latest robbery ended in November 2021.

Surveillance video

Surveillance video showed the woman banging on the counter and telling the employee to hurry up. According to the prosecution, the woman smelled a heavy smell of alcohol when officers stopped her in her car more than three kilometers from the bank. Money was scattered at the bottom of the car.

According to Pleasant Hill Police, the woman would have been easily apprehended by alert bank employees, who could have given a good description of the woman and her car. The woman is currently being held on bail of $25,000, more than €22,900.

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