A 1-year-old girl was left unattended in an unlocked car in the Old Town Trader Joe’s parking garage for about 30 minutes on Saturday before Alexandria police found the baby’s mother.
A Trader Joe’s employee contacted the store manager after noticing the child alone in a station wagon sitting in a car seat around noon. The manager then contacted the police, who quickly arrived on the scene with an EMS crew.
A police spokesperson said the child was quickly reunited with her mother, described as a 40-year-old Hispanic non-city resident, after police arrived on the scene.
Charges could be pending after police consult with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office on Monday, the police spokesperson said.