83-year-old sentenced in attempted bank robbery

September 8, 2010 2:28:09 PM PDT
An 83-year-old woman got 12 months probation in an attempted bank robbery in downtown Chicago.

Four years ago, Melvina Cooke used a toy gun to try to rob a Bank of America on North Dearborn.

Surveillance photos show her walking up to a teller, flashing the fake gun and demanding money. She left the bank without cash and was arrested a short time later.

The first three months of her probation will involve being incarcerated at home while wearing an electronic monitor.


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