Bay Shore, NY - October 19, 2015 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Bay Shore woman after she left her niece alone in a running vehicle, which was subsequently stolen, while she went into a sandwich shop in Bay Shore.
Gail Solomon entered Subway, located at 1735 Union Blvd., leaving her 4-month-old niece in the backseat of her car, which was left running and unlocked, at approximately 8 a.m. While Solomon was inside the store, a white man, wearing jeans and a dark sweater or sweatshirt, stole the vehicle with the baby still inside. Two other people got into the stolen car on Union Boulevard.
The stolen car was abandoned a short time later, with the unharmed baby inside, on Cherry Street, between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue, in Bay Shore.
Solomon, 43, was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the stolen vehicle incident is asked to call the Third Squad at 854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.