NEW YORK - New York City police say two teenage girls who were stopped as they were leaving a Manhattan store because they were believed to be shoplifting and were found to be carrying what appeared to be a fetus have been arrested.
Authorities say 17-year-old girls were arrested Thursday on charges of petit larceny. One has been hospitalized and the other is being questioned by police. The medical examiner's office is performing an autopsy on the apparent human remains found inside the bag. More serious charges could follow.
The girls were shopping at a Victoria's Secret lingerie store in midtown Manhattan on Thursday. Police say one of the girls told police she gave birth a day earlier but didn't know what to do with the remains. Officials say they don't think the girl gave birth at the store.
Victoria's Secret is owned by Columbus, Ohio-based Limited Brands. A spokeswoman for the company referred calls to the NYPD.