A Long Island mother is accused of robbing a bank while leaving her six-month-old daughter in the car.
The New York Post reports that Diana Marini, 28, took a taxi with her daughter to a Chase Bank in Islandia in Suffolk County on Saturday afternoon. She allegedly left her daughter inside the car when she went inside the bank, slipping a teller a note demanding they hand over money.
Fox 8 reports that the teller complied, giving Marini an undetermined sum of cash, at which point the suspect walked out of the bank to the waiting taxi and fled the scene, with her daughter in the car.
But police were able to catch up to her. After they pulled the taxi over, they arrested Marini, who has since been charged with first-degree robbery and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to Patch, the baby is now in the care of family members, and authorities have reported the incident to Child Protective Services.
Marini spent the night in custody and is expected to be arraigned on Monday.
This is the second time this month that a mother in the area has brought a child to a bank robbery: Last week, Madison Munoz, 20, allegedly robbed a bank in Shirley while she left her 10-month-old son in the car. That child was also released to the custody of family members after his mother’s arrest.
[Feature image: Suffolk County Police Department]