'Mommy and Clyde' shoplifters arrested

March 22, 2011 3:17:53 PM PDT
They've been called "Mommy and Clyde". Police have charged a Bronx mother with teaching her 11-year-old son to shoplift.

It was caught on surveillance cameras.

Police say the modern day artful dodger hit an Upper West Side drugstore as the mother/son team went on a small crime spree.

Shopkeepers say it happened over and over again.

Police say in the surveillance video they see Carolyn Taylor at the counter with her 11-year-old son.

They see her grab shampoo off the shelf and stuff it in her bag.

Then, apparently, she has her little boy do the same thing.

Clerk Donnell Davis says one would often cause a distraction while the other grabbed the merchandise.

Ms. Taylor was later charged with larceny and endangering the welfare of her child, after she was spotted at a Gap store on Broadway, where detectives say she had her son steal a shopper's wallet.

They say the video shows her using a stolen credit card.

In the East Tremont section of the Bronx, far from the Upper West Side, the woman's neighbors couldn't believe it.