Police Arrest 2 In Shopping Cart Theft On Long Island

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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  • Caught Red Handed

    Gypsies, tramps and thieves. Where did their parents go wrong? This is a trait they have.

  • vicky

    if you dont get your facts straight do not speak. I know because i know the two ladies and they did not “STEAL” from the woman. the woman left her bag and they ladies found the bag and were planning on returning it but did not have time to so dont call these people low lifes because they are decent, good samaritans who tried to help and the woman with the baby lied and said merchandise was stolen but that was a lie because when the police searched the ladies car no merchandise was found the lady also said $800 dollars were missing from her purse and police only found $140 dollars in the ladies bag. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. THE WOMAN WITH THE TODDLER IS CURRENTLY BEING SUED FOR SLANDER.

  • VokMan Rishad

    Times are tough, People do what they gotta do I guess.


  • h

    blame the bad economy

    • used to be proud to live in USA

      These 2 low lifes deserve a life sentence.Go out and get a job and pay for things like normal people.Laws need to be strict when it comes to these type of crimes you know when released they going to do it again. Why cant we have there hands chopped.

    • dp

      There is no excuse for stealing…..especially from a mother who was caring for her child. I hope the two low lifes go to jail for a few months…

      • PaPa Joe

        You got that right, DP. I worked with a young lady who was proud that her mother stole frankfurters from a local grocery store for their July 4th barbecue because they were poor and deserved it. When I said tht was stealing she called me an idiot. Such is lif, I guess.

  • Darrin Stephens

    “Gladys Smith-Pinto, 58, and Gladys Smith, 38, were arrested”

    And Gladys Kravitz saw the whole thing go down through her living room window!

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