78-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Being Accused Of Robbing A Bank For The Third Time Since 1977

Pleasant Hill Police Department

An elderly woman in Missouri, who has a prior record of robbing banks, was apprehended on Wednesday for attempting to rob another bank in Pleasant Hill, officials say, reports Fox. Cops at the Pleasant Hill Police Department responded to the bank robbery close to 3:20 p.m. at the Goppert Financial Bank. 

Officials later located 78-year-old Bonnie Gooch during a traffic stop, where she was apprehended without incident. However, according to Fox 4, this isn’t the elderly woman’s first rodeo when it comes to robbing banks. Back in 2020, Gooch, who was 75 years old at the time was taken into custody in Lee’s Summit for robbing a bank and was later convicted. Her sentence was suspended and her supervised probation ended in Nov 2021. 

For the most recent robbery, Gooch was charged with stealing or attempted stealing from a financial institution, as her bond has been set at $25,000. Officials say that the woman used a similar technique as the robbery in 2020, by giving a note to the bank staff. 

The news outlet went on to say that the criminal complaint in 2020 highlighted that Gooch was also convicted of robbing a bank 46 years ago in California. 

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