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Shoplifting mom flees Macy's, leaves children behind

Published On: Dec 18 2012 11:09:17 AM CST
VISALIA, Calif. -

Investigators say a California mother left her two young daughters behind at a Macy's department store when employees caught the woman shoplifting.
  The 28-year-old woman ran from the store and was found hiding in a car in the Visalia Mall parking lot. Her name hasn't been released.
  Visalia police say the woman was in Macy's on Sunday night with her 1-year-old and 2-year-old daughters and two adult friends when she was spotted shoplifting.
  Employees tried to stop the woman but she broke away, leaving the youngest daughter in a stroller and the older girl behind.