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  1. #1
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    May 2005
    Florida's Treasure Coast

    IL - Woman, 79, Charged in Toy Gun Robbery

    CHICAGO (AP) -- A 79-year-old South Side woman bearing a toy gun and a visor that read "Princess" has been charged with trying to rob a downtown bank.

    Melvena Cooke was charged Wednesday with attempted bank robbery. She is free on $4,500 bond and was released into her daughter's custody.

    Cooke walked into the Bank of America branch Tuesday morning and told a teller that she'd just come from the dentist and could only speak quietly, according to an FBI affidavit.


  2. #2
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    Aug 2004
    I wonder if this women suffers from Dementia.

  3. #3
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    May 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by sleuthin4fun
    I wonder if this women suffers from Dementia.

    Well she is 79 yrs old and maybe just receives Social Security. Maybe she got tired of living on nothing and decided that if she got away with it she would have enough money to pay her bills and some extra for the rest of her life and if she got caught she wouldn't have to worry about responsibilities.The government could take care of her. I'm surprised that it doesn't happen more to be honest. Most elderly just commit suicide instead of holding up banks though. For a lot of people there is no such thing as the "golden years."

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