A woman was arrested for allegedly robbing a bank while leaving her 6-year-old daughter waiting in a taxi in Long Island, New York, on Saturday.
According to a press release from the Suffolk County Police Department, 28-year-old Diana Marini entered a Chase bank in Islandia around 1:05 p.m. Saturday and allegedly gave the teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied, and the mother got into a waiting taxi with an undisclosed amount of money.
Fourth Precinct Police Officer James Tobin responded and quickly located the taxi, Marini and her child, police said.
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Marini, from Brentwood, New York, was charged with robbery and endangering the welfare of a child, according to authorities. She was to be held overnight and will be arraigned on Sunday.
Her daughter was released to family members, and Suffolk County Child Protective Services were notified.
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Earlier this month, a similar situation occurred in the same area. The Suffolk County Police Department reported 20-year-old Madison Munoz was arrested after demanding cash from the Bridgehampton National Bank while her 10-month-old son was in her vehicle.