Bank robbery is not child's play.
A Colorado woman is facing charges of robbery and child abuse after allegedly attempting to rob a bank while babysitting two kids.
Rachel Einspahr, 28, was arrested Friday afternoon after police said she robbed the drive-through window of the Colorado East Bank & Trust in Severance.
According to the release from the Weld County Sheriff's Office, Einspahr passed a note to the teller through a vacuum tube stating that there was a man in her car who was threatening to harm her children if he didn't get money.
The note read, “Do not sound alarm, the man in the very back wants $100s and $50s … no dye packs or trackers … he has gun on my kids,” according to CBS Denver.
Fearing lives were in danger, the teller gave the suspect $500, who drove off in a white Nissan SUV.
After the robbery was reported, deputies secured the bank and canvased the area.
A vehicle matching the teller's description was discovered a short distance from the bank, according to the Coloradoan.
Investigators interviewed Einspahr and her employer, and discovered she had been hired to babysit the two kids who had been in the back of the SUV used in the robbery, according to Coloradoan.com.
The kids were unharmed during the robbery.
Einspahr told police, "I can't go back to jail," according to the Denver Channel.
At first, Einspahr maintained that an unknown man forced her to go to the bank and get money, but police said she eventually admitting planning the robbery.
Her motive, according to police, was to use the money to pay $15,000 as part of a restitution/plea deal for previous offenses, according to the arrest affidavit.
Einspahr has an open case in Evans for over 30 counts of forgery, ID theft and felony theft and a second open case in Larimer County on two counts of ID theft, according to the paperwork.
Einspahr was charged with one count of robbery and two counts of child abuse. She remains behind bars at the Weld County Jail.