For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Incident: Woman Robs Islandia Bank While Her Six-Year-Old Waits in a Taxi
Location: Chase Bank, 1455 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 1:05 p

Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for robbing an Islandia bank while she left her daughter in a waiting taxi this afternoon.


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 1st Degree 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.


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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-632064
Suffolk County Police Department

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