Couple charged with leaving child home alone, robbing bank

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) - Court documents say a couple left their
child home alone while they robbed a bank in suburban St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 40-year-old Melissa Harrison and
33-year-old Ramon Alonzo Gregory Falls are charged with stealing or attempted
stealing from a U.S. Bank in Bellefontaine Neighbors and child abuse. No
attorney is listed for them in online court records.

Charges say Harrison handed a teller a note Saturday demanding money and that
Falls drove the getaway vehicle. But the teller inserted a tracking device into
the money-filled envelope, and the couple was arrested after a chase.

Investigators later found that the couple's child home alone for more than six
hours with no running water or food. Charges say the child was ``covered in
dirt, in soiled underwear, and extremely hungry.''

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