Police: Shoplifters leave baby at New Jersey grocery store

October 7, 2013 1:11:58 PM PDT
Police in New Jersey say two suspected shoplifters bolted out of a grocery store when confronted by employees, leaving behind an 8-month-old child with the stolen goods.

It was 7pm Sunday when Cherry Hill police responded to the Wegmans Food Market for the report of two shoplifters running from the store. Arriving officers arrested the female suspects in the store parking lot and took them into custody.

The suspects, 24-year-old Kristi Kline of Wilmington, Delaware and 30-year-old Christine Frater of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, were charged with Shoplifting, Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Possession of Stolen Property.

The investigation revealed that the women were allegedly concealing merchandise in a shopping cart. Also in the cart was Kline's 8-month-old son.

When the women were confronted by Wegmans' loss prevention staff, the suspects allegedly ran from the store, leaving behind the shopping cart and the baby.

Police say in addition to the other offenses, Kline was also charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

This story was reported by WPVI-TV, KTRK's sister station in Philadelphia.

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