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Fulton man pleads guilty to bank robbery

Fulton man pleads guilty to bank robbery

September 12th, 2011 in News

Edward Lee Cooke, 59, of Fulton pleaded guilty Friday in United States District Court in Jefferson City to robbing a bank almost three months ago in Weaubleau, Mo.

Cooke was accused of stealing $7,847 from Sun Security Bank in Weaubleau on June 15.

Court records reveal that Cook walked toward two employees who were seated at a desk in the bank's lobby. He said: "This is a robbery." When the stunned employees did not react quickly, Cook placed his hand on the back of one employee's shoulder and said: "Move it."