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Police Arrest 2 In Shopping Cart Theft On Long Island

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JERICHO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police said two women stole a handbag and merchandise from a woman’s shopping cart as she was loading her toddler into the car in a Long Island parking lot.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshalls parking lot of Birchwood Plaza in Jericho.

Gladys Smith-Pinto, 58, and Gladys Smith, 38, were arrested and charged with grand larceny. They were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

It was not immediately clear if they had retained attorneys.

The 38-year-old victim and her 2-year-old child were not injured.

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