Mom Shoplifts Store at Knifepoint With Baby In Tow

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Thu, 24 May 2012 08:00:25 -0800

EL CERRITO (BCN)--A Richmond woman has been charged for allegedly robbing an El  Cerrito store at knifepoint with her infant son in tow, authorities said  Wednesday.
     
At about 1:10 p.m. last Wednesday, police received a report of a  woman who brandished a knife at a store in the El Cerrito Plaza shopping  center in the 6500 block of Fairmount Avenue, police said.
     
Police Cpl. Gilbert Tang said that when the woman attempted to  leave the store without paying for some merchandise she had taken, employees  there tried to restrain her.
     
That prompted the suspect to brandish a knife, which she waved  threateningly at store employees before fleeing the store while pushing a  stroller with a baby inside, police said.
     
Officers located the woman, 29-year-old Booshondia Daniel, at the  nearby El Cerrito Plaza BART station, Tang said.
     
Daniel was identified as the suspect in the armed theft and was  arrested and booked into jail in Martinez, police said.
     
During a search, police found her to be in possession of a  burglary tool and a glass pipe, according to police.
     
She has since been charged with second-degree robbery and an  enhancement for use of a deadly weapon, a Contra Costa County District  Attorney's Office spokeswoman said.
     
The infant's father took custody of the baby at the El Cerrito  Police Department.
 
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