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Couple robs East Dallas bank with infant in getaway car, police say

02:58 PM CST on Thursday, January 21, 2010
By TASHA HAYTON / The Dallas Morning News

A couple robbed a Comerica Bank this week with an infant in the back seat of their getaway car, Dallas police said.

About 2 p.m. Tuesday, Inequa Rushing went into the bank along Interstate 30 near East Grand Avenue while Waylon McDonald waited outside, police said. She gave the teller a note stating she had a gun and demanded cash, police said, and the teller put the money in her purse along with a dye pack.

As the couple left the bank, the dye pack exploded and McDonald threw it out of the car window, police said. Officers found it with Rushing's ID and address inside, Dallas police Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther said.

U.S. marshals arrested Rushing, 23, and McDonald, 32, about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at their home on the 2300 block of Hatcher Street, officials said. They are being held without bail at the Mansfield Jail on aggravated robbery charges.

The child, who is about 3 months old, was placed in the custody of a grandmother.

"The witnesses said the baby appeared ill," Crowther said. "It was a premature child."

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