Suspect in 9 bank robberies kills self after one last holdup in Santa Barbara, California on July 20
Cornered by police Keith David Goodwin went into a nail salon bathroom and shot himself in the head
Goodwin, 41, flashed a gun and presented a note demanding cash from a teller at a bank in Goleta on Friday before driving off with his loot
He’d been identified earlier through a license plate-reading surveillance camera after allegedly robbing a bank in Danville on July 12 and taking off in a red Nissan Altima
Keith David Goodwin was caught on surveillance camera
A California man suspected in multiple bank robberies throughout the state killed himself just hours after holding up one last bank, authorities said Saturday.
A male suspect flashed a gun and presented a note demanding cash from a teller at a bank in Goleta on Friday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
After getting away with an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect drove to a nearby nail salon and locked himself inside a bathroom, officials said.
Police evacuated about 15 people and surrounded the small business. They later entered the building with a dog team and found Keith David Goodwin, 41, dead in the bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, a sheriff’s statement said.
Goodwin, of Fresno, was suspected of robbing at least nine banks over the past two months, the statement said.
Keith Goodwin of Fresno, reportedly robbed the First Republic Bank in Danville on July 12. He was identified via a license plate-reading surveillance camera after witnesses saw him taking off in a red Nissan Altima, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Danville police detectives secured a warrant for Goodwin’s arrest two days later and worked closely with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to find him, the newspaper said.
Investigators said the suspect in the Goleta robbery drove away from the bank in a red Nissan Altima.