Police: Woman leaves daughter behind after being caught shoplifting at Target

DALY CITY, Calif. (BCN) - Police in Daly City are seeking an alleged shoplifter who left her 11-year-old daughter behind at a Target store after being confronted by the store's security guards last week.

Rosalina Medina, 34, is being sought for an incident reported at 10:06 a.m. on Nov. 24 at the Target store off Serramonte Boulevard, according to police.

Security guards at the store told police they saw a woman and a child concealing items in a shopping bag. The guards confronted the two as they were exiting the store with stolen merchandise, police said.

The woman, later identified as Medina, told the officers they couldn't arrest her daughter because she was only 11 years old. As an officer attempted to detain the girl, Medina allegedly told her to fight the officers and run, police said.

The girl bit one of the guards on the shoulder, and Medina left the store with her infant daughter and left the 11-year-old behind, police said.

Medina, an Oakland resident, was able to flee the scene and was still at large as of Thursday morning, according to police.

Child protective service officials were called and took custody of the 11-year-old.

Anyone with information on Medina's whereabouts is encouraged to call Daly City police at (650) 991-8119 or the department's anonymous tip line at (650) 873-AIMS and refer to case No. 15010175.