Cross Dressing Bank Robber Identified

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Todd KooikerOTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (April 12, 2014)- A 51-year-old Georgetown Township man is currently in the Ottawa County Jail on charges of Bank Robbery and Fleeling and Eluding after allegedly robbing the Community West Credit Union in Hudsonville on Friday.

According to Captain Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Todd Allen Kooiker, 51-years-old from Georgetown Township has been charged with bank robbery and fleeing and eluding. He is being held on a 200,000 dollar bond.

The bank robbery happened at the Community West Credit Union in Hudsonville at approximately 10:14 a.m., according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.   Employees told police the man entered the building dressed in women’s clothing, robbed the credit union of an undisclosed amount of money and fled on a motorcycle heading south.

At about 10:30 a.m., deputies say they located the man driving in the area of Port Sheldon and 88th Avenue in Blendon Township.  They said he dumped a blonde wig sometime during the pursuit.

Authorities continued to chase the suspect as he headed northbound on 96th Avenue, eventually turning east on Filmore.

As he attempted to change directions to head west on Filmore, deputies said he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

He was taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Deputies said they recovered evidence linking him to the robbery.

He will be identified pending formal arraignment.



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  • tracyd112

    . A nice bed 3 meals a JOB and Cable TV and gas water and Electric paid for.Sounds good right? WHY Not give people assistance so they can stay afloat so they dont have to do this crap oh and GUESS WHAT TAX PAYERS IT WILL NOW BE AT YOUR EXPENSE. Do the math if they gave someone like him assistance for 6 months to a year to get on there feet or pay 10 to 20 years all expense paid vacation with no worries? What do you think cost the Tax Payers More? SO THE NEXT TIME YOU COMPLAIN OR LOOK DOWN ON SOMEONE IN NEED OF HELP IT COULD END UP LIKE THIS AND COST YOU MORE ! THE STATE DONT CARE THEY GET MONEY FROM THE FEDS FOR THERE PART. OH YEA I FORGOT FREE MEDICAL AND DENTAL AND VISION.