Posted 10 апреля, 09:41
Published 10 апреля, 09:41
Modified 10 апреля, 10:12
Updated 10 апреля, 10:12
78-year-old Bonnie Gooch was arrested in Missouri on suspicion of bank robbery. This is the third such case in her life, the Associated Press reports. Gooch was first convicted in 1977 of bank robbery in California, and in 2020 she attempted a robbery in a suburb of Kansas City. The probation period she received for the second crime ended at the end of 2021.
This time, the local press reports with links to eyewitness accounts and video camera testimony, Gooch appeared at a bank in Pleasant Hill dressed all in gray, wearing rubber gloves, black sunglasses and a black N95 mask. Approaching the bank employee, she handed her a note, which contained a demand to give her "13,000 small bills", as well as an apology: "Thank you, I'm sorry, I don't want to scare you." Surveillance video captured Gooch impatiently tapping his fingers on the counter, asking the cashier to hurry up and not count the money, but "just give it" to her.
The police stopped her car 3 kilometers from the crime scene. Bills were scattered on the floor, the woman smelled strongly of alcohol, and she was "very strict" with the officers. Gooch was charged with theft or attempted theft from a financial institution, after which she was released on $25,000 bail. According to the police, the doctors recognized her completely healthy.