Thursday, August 30, 2012

SC Mother Attempts Convenience Store Robbery While Holding Infant Daughter

Ashley Marie Burns, 23, was arrested in York, SC Tuesday for robbing a convenience store while holding her infant daughter. Burns is being charged with armed robbery, unlawful neglect of a child, and possession of crack cocaine.

According to reports, Burns entered McCray's Convenience Store on Liberty Street with her daughter and another man. Once inside, she asked the two clerks inside for $40 while her male companion was in the restroom. After neither cashier agreed to give her the money, Burns claimed she was armed with a gun and stuck her hand into her purse, all while holding her 23 month-old daughter.

When the cashier closed the register, Burns left the store with her little girl and her companion. York police arrested Burns after they pulled her over while driving her white Honda. Though police never discovered a firearm, they did find crack cocaine and paraphernalia in her car.

Burns' daughter was released into the custody of her father after the incident. Burns is currently jailed in York County under a $47,000 bond.