Kooiker arraigned in credit union robbery, chase

Todd Kooiker

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who allegedly led sheriff’s deputies on a chase after robbing a credit union while dressed in women’s clothing was formally charged Monday.

Todd Kooiker was arraigned in Hudsonville’s 58th District Court on one charge of armed robbery and one charges of fourth-degree fleeing a police officer.

Kooiker, 51, of Georgetown Township, allegedly walked into the Community West Credit Union in Hudsonville Friday morning with what appeared to be a gun and demanded cash. He allegedly got away with “a sum” of money.”

He was wearing women’s clothing at the time, the sheriff’s office said.

Kooiker was spotted by a patrol sergeant, the sheriff’s office said. Driving a motorcycle, he led deputies on a chase before crashing into a cruiser. He was not seriously injured in that crash.

Kooiker’s bond was set at $200,000 cash or surety. A preliminary hearing had not yet been scheduled Monday.

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