Robbery Suspect Flees Scene, Leaving Behind Her One-Year-Old Niece

| by Dominic Kelly

A Pennsylvania robbery suspect fled a Walmart store after a scuffle with a loss prevention officer, but after leaving, she discovered that she left her one-year-old niece behind.

48-year-old Djuna M. Tansmore has been charged with retail theft, recklessly endangering another person, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of children following the incident. Reports say that Tansmore was caught on store surveillance exiting the building with $86.58 worth of Miracle Whip and laundry detergent.

As Tansmore was exiting the building with the merchandise and her one-year-old niece in the shopping cart, a loss prevention officer approached her. Tansmore reportedly struggled to remove the infant from the seat of the cart where she was strapped in, causing the cart to tip over “in an unsafe position.”

Tansmore immediately fled the scene, but she left her one-year-old niece behind, and later on, she was arrested at her home. The reportedly unharmed girl was eventually released to the custody of her mother.

Tansmore is now in prison after failing to make $10,000 bond. Her initial hearing is scheduled to take place next week.

Sources: Huffington Post, PennLive, WPXI