Woman leaves kids in Newport News store after shoplifting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News woman is accused of leaving two toddlers behind in a store after police say she was caught shoplifting.

On October 10 around 2:30 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting call at the Macy’s in the 12300 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Loss prevention personnel said a woman came into the store with two children. The woman was seen taking clothing into fitting rooms and leaving without the items.

Loss prevention stopped the woman as she left the store. They reportedly found clothing items hidden in her diaper bags.

During the incident, the woman ran out of the store, leaving the children behind.

The children, ages one and two, are currently in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.