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Police say Conn. woman left children in car to shoplift

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Police said a Manchester woman accused of shoplifting left her two young children locked in a car while she went into the store. Authorities said officers who responded to the call from store security at a Gap Kids in South Windsor found that the woman had locked the children in the car Wednesday when temperatures were near freezing. Sharmerra Canty, 26, is charged with risk of injury to a minor and larceny. She was released on $5,000 bond. South Windsor police said arrangements were made for a relative to take custody of the children, who are 1 and 3 years old.

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