DALY CITY (KRON) — Daly City police are asking for the public’s locating a suspected shoplifter who left her daughter behind after security guards tried to stop them from leaving the store.
The woman has not come forward to authorities to retrieve her child.
The incident happened at around 10 a.m. Nov. 24 at the Target store at The Serramonte Shopping Center, according to police.
Security guards at the store told police they saw a woman and a child concealing items in a shopping bag. The guards confronted the two as they were exiting the store with stolen merchandise, police said.
Police say that the woman, told the officers they couldn’t arrest her daughter because she was only 11 years old. As an officer attempted to detain the girl, Medina allegedly told her to fight the officers and run, police said.
Rosalina Medina, 34, an Oakland resident, left the scene and remains at large as of Wednesday morning, according to police.
Child protective service officials were called and took custody of the 11-year-old.
Anyone with information on Medina’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Daly City police at (650) 991-8119 or the department’s anonymous tip line at (650) 873-AIMS and refer to case No. 15010175.