Boy left behind when grandmother runs from security after shoplifting

Wichita Police (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police say a 5-year-old boy was left behind by his grandmother after a shoplifting attempt.

It happened Tuesday around 5 p.m. in the 6900 block of West Kellogg at the Kohl’s store.

Police say a 41-year-old woman attempted to take about $200 worth of items from the women’s clothing department. She was caught by security.

She returned the items but ran out of the store leaving her 5-year-old grandson behind.

The boy was detained by security until police arrived. He was put into police protective custody.

Officers identified the grandmother, and they are still looking for her.

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