Infant an unwitting accomplice in alleged Saks shoplifting

Police say an infant in a baby stroller was an unwitting accomplice in an attempted robbery of a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Greenwich.

The Greenwich Time reports that police say a shoplifting suspect tried to leave the store Sunday without paying for a pair of jeans. Mary Meerbergen is accused of hiding clothing in the lower compartment of a baby stroller, with the infant inside.

Police Lt. Kraig Gray said "people will do anything," with thefts "quite meticulously put together sometimes."

The 31-year-old Meerbergen of Greenwich was charged with sixth-degree larceny and risk of injury to a minor.

She does not have a listed phone number and it wasn't known Tuesday if she's represented by a lawyer.

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