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By Maureen Boyle
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Posted Nov 18, 2008 @ 06:28 PM

BROCKTON -

Two people are accused of stashing stolen goods in their baby's stroller - then trying to nonchalantly wheel it out of a discount store Tuesday morning.
The couple were caught by police shortly after fleeing Wal-Mart around 10 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
Authorities said the pair were leaving the store when the loss prevention officer tried to stop them.
The couple ran off with the baby and the stroller after one suspect pulled a knife on the guard, police said.
Police Lt. Kevin O'Connell said the male suspect then abandoned the stroller - and the baby - after crashing into something and kept running.
The woman stopped and stayed with the child. The age of the baby was not available.
Officers Scott Besarick and Michael Bunker, who rushed to the scene, found both suspects and placed them under arrest.
The baby was taken to a local hospital to be examined as a precaution and is now in state custody.
Police also reviewed surveillance video from the store as part of the investigation.
Jose Cepeda-Irizarry, 25, of 34 Pine Grove Drive, was charged with shoplifting and assault to murder while armed, reckless endangerment to a child under 18, armed robbery, disturbing the peace and disorderly the conduct.
His wife, Leyda Maried Lopez, also of 34 Pine Grove Drive, also was charged with shoplifting and assault to murder while armed, reckless endangerment to a child under 18, armed robbery, disturbing the peace and disorderly the conduct.

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Dad Leaves Infant On Side Of Road During Chase

Jose Cepeda-Irizarry
WBZ


BROCKTON (WBZ) ― Even veteran police officers couldn't believe it -- thieves, who used their own newborn daughter to hide their pilfered goods. "It's kind of rare," said Brockton police Lt. John Crowley. "We don't see someone put a child in danger too often."

Police say it was Tuesday morning when 25-year-old Jose Cepeda-Irizarry and his wife, Leyda Lopez, walked into the Wal-Mart on Oak Street with their 2-month-old daughter in a stroller.

Investigators say the store's security cameras recorded the pair taking hi-def computer screens out of the boxes, then storing them under the baby.

When the couple left the store, security personnel approached, and Cepeda-Irizarry pulled a knife, and tried to slash one of the security officers. "The males produced a knife, and swung two times at the officer, narrowly missing his throat," said Lt. John Crowley.

Then, Cepeda-Irizarry started pushing the stroller, with his infant inside, as fast as he could across Oak Street.

Once on the sidewalk, video shows the young father abandoning his child, but grabbing the hi-def TV screens, and running off.

The couple was quickly apprehended by Brockton police.

Cepeda-Irizarry has been charged with larceny, attempted murder, and child endangerment.

The couple's child is now in state custody.

http://wbztv.com/local/brockton.infant.police.2.869819.html
 
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