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Alleged bank robber’s brother: ‘I did the same thing’

Madison Munoz, 20, left, of Shirley, faces charges

Madison Munoz, 20, left, of Shirley, faces charges connected to a Wednesday, Oct. 18 bank robbery, police said. Her brother, Taylor Munoz, 24, right, served time in jail this year for bank robbery, police said. Credit: SCPD

A Shirley woman accused of robbing a bank in the hamlet with her 10-month-old son in the getaway car is the sister of a man who pleaded guilty to robbing another bank in the hamlet.

“I did the same thing last year!” Taylor Munoz, 24, shouted Wednesday to a News 12 Long Island crew from behind closed doors at the family’s home on Kent Drive after the arrest of his sister Madison Munoz, 20.

Taylor Munoz pleaded guilty in the Dec. 14, 2016, robbery of a Chase Bank on the William Floyd Parkway, prosecutors said.

Madison Munoz faces charges of third-degree robbery and endangering the welfare of a child, according to court records.

Suffolk police said shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday, Madison Munoz walked into the Bridgehampton National Bank on Montauk Highway and passed a note to a teller demanding cash.

The teller gave her an unspecified amount of cash, police said. After Madison Munoz drove away, officers pulled her over a short time later on Lombardy Drive, police said. She remained in custody Thursday night awaiting arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip, court records showed.

Police said in Taylor Munoz’s robbery late last year, he also handed a note demanding cash to a teller and fled with an unspecified amount of money. He was taken into custody a few days later.

Taylor Munoz pleaded guilty to the robbery on April 24 and Judge Timothy Mazzei sentenced him May 31 to a year in jail, said Robert Clifford, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

It was unclear how much time Taylor Munoz served.

There were no injuries reported in either robbery.

Police said Madison Munoz’s child was released to a relative and they notified Suffolk County’s Child Protective Services agency of her arrest.

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