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With Young Girl in Tow, Woman Shoplifts and Flees from Officers

The woman and child were last seen Thursday afternoon getting into a car outside Sears in Troy.

With Young Girl in Tow, Woman Shoplifts and Flees from Officers

Loss prevention officers at Sears in Oakland Mall notified Troy Police of a retail fraud in progress just before 1 p.m. on Thursday.

According to a media release from the Troy Police Department, a woman had entered the store pushing a stroller and holding hands with a child who appeared to be about six years old.

"The woman shoplifted seven articles of children's clothing, which she concealed in the stroller before walking out of the store," reads the report.

When Sears' loss prevention officers stopped the woman, she agreed to give back some of the stolen merchandise but still had three items concealed in her stroller, according to the report.

Before Troy Police arrived on the scene, the woman began running away from loss prevention officers, "pulling the child behind her," according to the report. She then abandoned the stroller, got into a vehicle with the child and fled the scene.

Call Troy Police at 248-524-3477 if you have any information about this incident.

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