Bonnie Gooch Wiki – Bonnie Gooch Bio
Bonnie Gooch, 78, is accused of robbing a Missouri bank by slipping a teller a note that stated, in part, “Thank you, sorry I didn’t mean to scare you.” She apparently has a history of prior bank robbery convictions, according to several sites.
Bonnie Gooch was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, in connection with a theft at Goppert Financial Bank, according to police. According to jail records, Gooch, 78, is still being held on allegations of stealing or attempting to steal from a financial institution. She is being put in jail on a $25,000 bond. It’s unknown whether she hired an attorney or pleaded guilty to the allegations.
Bonnie Gooch is 78 years old
Missouri woman, 78, detained on suspicion of bank robbery
According to court records, Gooch entered the Pleasant Hill bank wearing dark sunglasses, an N95 mask, and all-grey clothing when she allegedly handed the teller a letter that stated, “This is a robbery, I need 13,000 little dollars… Thank you; I apologize for scaring you.” According to the outlet, no gun was used during the purported heist. The same day, police reported apprehending a “very stern” Gooch at a traffic stop in the aftermath of the suspected heist. Authorities claimed she stank of booze and had wads of cash in her vehicle.
According to the Kansas City Star, Pleasant Hill Police Chief Tommy Wright called the incident “unusual.” Because of her age, authorities are attempting to “determine what the next steps are,” he said. “When the officers first approached her, they were a little confused… it’s a little old lady who steps out,” Wright told the site. “At first, we weren’t sure if we had the right person.” According to the article, he continued, “It’s just sad.”
According to court documents obtained by WDAF-TV and the Kansas City Star, Gooch was previously convicted of a Kansas City bank robbery in 2020 and a California bank robbery in 1977. According to NBC News, her probation for the second crime will expire in November 2021.
Gooch is set to appear in court on May 25.