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LEE’S SUMMIT — A 75-year-old Lee’s Summit woman is facing charges related to a bank robbery last month.

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Bonnie B. Gooch with a Class D felony of stealing.

Bonnie Gooch
Bonnie Gooch

According to prosecutors, on Jan. 23, officers responded to the 5500 block of NW Sunrise Meadow Drive for a welfare check. Officers made contact with a man who said his mother was “off her rocker” and left the house saying she was going to rob a bank.

The man said his mother left in a maroon SUV with a hat, black wig and possibly a bb gun.

Then, about an hour later, officers were dispatched to Bank of the West on 291 Highway on a reported bank robbery.

When police arrived, the bank teller said she was working in the drive thru window and heard the front door chime.

She then saw a short, older woman wearing a hat with a wig underneath pass her a card that said “this is a robbery” and “no dye packs,” along with “this is serious.”

The note also asked for $3,000 and described how the money should be divided up into bills. The suspect took the cash and left the bank.

Gooch was later stopped by an officer near I 470 and Woods Chapel Road. She allegedly had a black wig, hat and $3,000 in the car.

According to court records, Gooch was previously convicted of robbing a bank in California in 1977.

Prosecutors have requested a $10,000 bond.