Women steal stroller from New Jersey store — but child left behind, police say

Three women were caught on camera allegedly stealing a baby stroller from a New Jersey store — but their theft was foiled when one of them forgot their child inside the shop.

The women were at Bambi Baby in Middletown, a city roughly 45 miles south of New York City, on Friday with three children, police said.

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Two of the women distracted an employee while the third woman went to the front of the store to grab a stroller, police said. The women left the store, but one of them forgot some precious cargo — her own child.

“What I take major offense to is the children. Don’t do that with your children,” Enelio Ortega, told WCBS. "If you need to steal for a living, that’s a personal problem, that’s a personal issue. But when you bring children that have no idea what’s going on, that affected me. That’s why I’m sharing [the video] as much as possible."

A post on Bambi Baby's Facebook page described the theft as "unreal."

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Top-selling strollers on the store's website indicate they could range from $400 to $1,000. Ortega said the one taken last week from the Middletown shop cost $300.

Investigators arrested two of the women, Maryann Cash, 23, and Nan McCarthy, 20, of England, while a third woman remained at large. Ortega said the stolen stroller was returned.