Mom 'robs bank while young daughter waits in getaway taxi'
A mum was arrested after allegedly robbing a bank while her 6-year-old daughter waited in a taxi.
Diana Marini entered a Chase bank in Islandia, Long Island, New York on Saturday around 1.05pm.
According to a press release from Suffolk County Police, she allegedly gave the teller a note demanding cash.
The teller complied, and the 28-year-old mum got into a waiting taxi with an undisclosed sum.
Fourth Precinct Police Officer James Tobin responded to the call and quickly found the taxi, Marini and her child, police said.
She was charged with robbery and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the authorities.
Her daughter was released to family members at the county child protective services were notified, according to the authorities.
The full statement issued on Saturday read:
"Diana Marini entered Chase Bank, located at 1455 Veterans Memorial Highway, and presented a note demanding cash.
"The teller complied and the woman fled in a waiting taxi at approximately 1:05 p.m.
"Fourth Precinct Police Officer James Tobin responded and located the taxi, the suspect, and the suspect’s six-year-old daughter.
"Major Case detectives charged Marini, 28, of Brentwood, New York with Robbery 1stDegree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
"She will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip tomorrow.
"The child was released to family members and Suffolk County CPS was notified."