Aunt charged after thieves steal car left running outside Bay Shore Subway with infant inside: cops

Posted at 4:57 PM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 18:05:20-04

BAY SHORE – A Bay Shore woman popped into a Long Island restaurant to grab a bite, and ended up in handcuffs after her car was stolen with her young niece inside.

Gail Solomon (Suffolk County Police Dept.)

Gail Solomon (Suffolk County Police Dept.)

Police say 43-year-old Gail Solomon left the car running outside a Subway restaurant at 1735 Union Blvd. around 8 a.m. Monday.

While she placed her order, a man wearing jeans and a dark sweater got behind the wheel and drove off, stopping to pick up two others at a different location along Union Blvd.

Officers later found the car abandoned on Cherry Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue in Bay Shore, with the 4-month-old baby unharmed, sitting in the car.

Solomon has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.

Anyone with information about the theft of the car is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.