Cops: Couple took their child along on burglary
A Franklin Square couple burglarized an apartment building, with the man climbing two stories as the woman -- with their child in tow -- stood watch, Nassau County police said Wednesday.
Third Squad detectives said Frank Simone, 29, and Allyson Tibaldi, 26, both of 1149 Benmore Ave., burglarized two apartments in New Hyde Park at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Simone climbed to the second-story landing of an apartment building on Jericho Turnpike as Tibaldi kept watch with their 3-year-old daughter, police said. Simone took jewelry and prescription drugs from the apartments before the couple fled, according to police.
Both were arrested Wednesday. Their child was left in the custody of a family member, a police spokesman said.
Each is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and endangering the welfare of a child. Simone also is charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle.
They were held pending a $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail.