At the end of August I reported on a toddler that was abandoned in Walmart after his father was suspected of shoplifting. While reading the story, I thought it was the craziest thing I had ever heard.
Well I guess this is common practice for thieves because a women left an infant in TJ-Maxx over the weekend after being suspected of shoplifting.
The infant was left in his stroller as the women bolted from the TJ-Maxx on North Central Avenue just before 6 p.m.
Store personnel suspected the woman was shoplifting, Greenburgh police Lt. Desmond Martin said at the scene.
“The mother panicked, or the guardian panicked, and just took off,” he said. “It’s sad.”
A man Martin said was the baby’s father came to the scene around 7 p.m., and was taken in a cruiser to police headquarters. He was not under arrest.
Police searched the immediate area for the woman, but did not find the women.
The baby was taken by ambulance to police headquarters about 7 p.m. Martin said the county’s Child Protective Services was being called.