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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