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Warning to parents after four people ‘try to snatch baby girl out of pram’ inside TK Maxx store

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
·2-min read
The incident is said to have took place at a TK Maxx store in Crewe. (Reach)
The incident is said to have took place at a TK Maxx store in Crewe. (Reach)

Police have appealed for information after a woman claimed a group of four people attempted to snatch her baby sister from a pram during a shopping trip.

The woman was inside TK Maxx in Crewe when a group of four people – three women and one man – apparently started following her and her siblings around the store.

At one point one of them allegedly lunged for the one-year-old before they left the scene.

A photo was later shared on social media of the alleged suspects with a plea for parents to take care in Crewe as the woman explained how they tried to “chore” – slang for steal – her sister.

Police tape at the cordon across a crime scene
Cheshire Police have appealed for any information of the alleged incident. (Getty)

Another woman then came forward to say the same group had left her feeling uneasy after they followed her around Aldi and stared at her newborn baby.

The second victim shared details of her ordeal which happened on the same day.

She wrote: "I was in Aldi earlier with my 17-week-old baby and they were acting so weirdly, leaning into his pram staring at him and watching my every move.

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"They were following me around the store and I left in the end because of them.

"I honestly think if he didn’t have the rain cover over him for COVID reasons, they would have fully reached in and tried to take him too.”

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police told Yahoo News UK: “Officers are aware of a post circulating on social media regarding an alleged incident in the Crewe area.

“The incident has not been reported to us and we would encourage anyone with any information to report this to Cheshire Police via 101.”

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