PD: Woman used daughter with Down syndrome to steal from Target

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – Hadley police will be seeking an arrest warrant following a theft at the Hampshire Mall Target store, that was caught on surveillance video. Hadley police posted on their official Facebook page that they’re requesting the warrant for a 57 year-old woman from Agawam, who they say used her 25 year-old daughter (who has Down syndrome) to steal toys from the store.

Hadley police say that after a customer tipped them off to the theft, Target security reviewed surveillance footage, which showed the woman and her daughter placing toys into a carriage. The woman then allegedly left her daughter near an empty checkout lane, until a third person gave a signal once there were no nearby employees, and the daughter left the store with the merchandise.

Police say that the woman, whose name has not been released, was identified due to similar incidents that took place at stores in East Longmeadow and South Windsor, Connecticut. The warrant they are seeking is for the crime of larceny over $250.

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