It’s sadly common to hear stories about a parent leaving a kid or two out in the car while they nip inside to rob a place. But what’s not so common and for a very good reason I should add is the car in question being a cab.
The incident occurred shortly before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Wawa in the 700 block of Philadelphia Pike, Bratz said.
Paoletti, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, pointed a handgun at a 19-year-old woman at the counter, demanded cash and was given an undisclosed amount from the register, he said.
The employee told police she fled in a dark-colored boxy-style minivan cab, headed south on Philadelphia Pike toward Wilmington, he said.
Troopers went to the Wilmington train station, located the cab and talked to its driver, he said.
They also learned Paoletti had left her baby and an acquaintance in the cab during the armed robbery, Bratz said.
That acquaintance, like the cab driver and I imagine the baby, had no idea what had gone on, police determined.
During a search, police also determined that Paoletti was carrying around some cocaine and some unidentified paraphernalia, and charged her with a slew of offenses as a result. First-degree robbery, endangering the welfare of a child, cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, to be specific.