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Shoplifters Flee Police...but Leave Something Really Important Behind

Sometimes fleeing from the scene of a crime means leaving things behind – things like a child.

Police say two women were arrested after they were reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident at a Wegmans supermarket in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

After police apprehended the fleeing women in store's parking lot, authorities say they found that the two women had left an eight-month old baby behind in their shopping cart.

The child has since been turned over to a family member.

“Events began about 7 p.m. Sunday night, police say, when they were called to the Wegmans on Route 70 over a shoplifting incident reported by the store,” Philly.com reports.

“Store employees told police that two women had attempted to hide goods in a shopping cart which also held a baby boy,” the report adds. “The women fled when confronted by store security. However, they left behind the cart with the allegedly stolen goods, as well as the baby.”

The women were quickly caught and arrested in the parking lot.

“Kristi Kline, 24, of the 100 block of Lloyd St. Wilmington, Del., was charged with child endangerment, possession of heroin, possession of a syringe and receiving stolen property,” the report adds,

Kline was put in Camden County Jail in Camden, New Jersey.

“Christine Frater, 30, of the 200 Block of W. Locust Ave., Carlisle, Pa. was charged with shoplifting, heroin possession, possession of a needle and possession of stolen property. She was released pending an Oct. 16 court hearing,” the report adds.

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