Monday, April 10, 2023

Bank robber, 78, foiled

The Pleasant Hill, Missouri Police Department said that Bonnie Gooch, 78, walked into Goppert Financial Bank last week and handed the teller a note demanding "13,000 small bills." Gooch also apologized to the teller, writing, "Thank you, sorry, I didn't mean to scare you." She left the bank with the money but was stopped by cops about two miles away. Her breath smelled strongly of alcohol, and they found the stolen bills scattered throughout her car. Gooch was previously convicted of robbing a bank in California in 1977 and a bank in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit in 2020. Her probation for the second conviction ended in November 2021.