Mom arrested for armed robbery, while baby left at home alone
State Police in Williamson responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Union Hill Kwik Fill convenience store on Route 104 in the Town of Ontario at 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday (5/22).
According to the female clerk, a woman entered the store and asked for a pack of cigarettes. The woman stated “Give me the money in the drawer.” The clerk then responded: “I know you,” something State Police Investigator Mike Pray suggested might not be a good move on any clerk’s part in any future such situations.
The woman then pulled out what looked like a handgun and the clerk obliged by opening the cash drawer and stepping back. The weapon wielding woman then grabbed cash out of the drawer and fled across Route 104, disappearing behind the Crown Electric Store.
State Police K-9 responded and tracked the woman to a house a quarter mile away on County Line Road in the Town of Webster. A search warrant was obtained and police reported the arrest of Shannon M. Huff, age 32, for Robbery in the 2nd Degree. The weapon that was recovered turned out to be a pellet gun.
The female store clerk, who did not know the suspect’s name, gave a description of the woman and said she came into the store several times a week, identifying her as the robber following the arrest. Police further charged Huff with Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Webster Court after they believe Huff left her 11 month old son alone to go out and commit the robbery.
Police believe drugs was a possible motive in the robbery. Nothing was found in the home after executing the search warrant. Huff claims she was not the robber. Huff was arraigned before Ontario Town Justice Paul Sucher and remanded to jail on $20,000 cash/$40,000 bond. Child Protective was notified and the baby was released to Huff’s biological sister.