A Long Island woman is accused of robbing a bank while her 10-month-old baby boy snoozed in the get-away car. The 20-year-old New York resident was arrested and charged with third-degree robbery and endangering a child’s welfare during a recent early-morning bank holdup, according to Suffolk County Police. They say she left her baby in the car while she handed a note to a teller demanding cash.
The teller gave her the money, and she and her baby son allegedly made their getaway with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses got a good look at her car, which led police to find her on a local road a brief while later. She was apprehended and was arrested. Suffolk County Child Protective Services were called about the infant. Police said he was given to family members.
Being convicted of robbery is potentially life-changing. In this case, this young woman, depending upon previous convictions, could face jail time and precious time away from her baby. Those charged with this criminal offense would be well advised to seek the aid of an attorney as early in the process as possible.
A New York criminal defense attorney will provide his or her client with assistance to combat a robbery charge, explaining the options available so that the client can make informed decisions about the court proceedings. The lawyer will act to contest the accusations and seek to diminish any possible consequences or sentences. Those accused have the right to a vigorous defense in court.
Source: nypost.com, “Woman robbed bank with 10-month-old baby in car: cops“, Natalie Musumeci, Oct. 19, 2017