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NYC Victoria's Secret shoplifting suspect found with dead fetus in bag, police say

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Updated 5 p.m. EST

(CBS) NEW YORK - Police tell CBS News' Crimesider that a security guard at a Victoria's Secret store in New York City found a dead fetus inside the bag of a teenage girl on Thursday.

A security guard at the store in midtown Manhattan stopped two teenage girls to question them about possible shoplifting at around 1 p.m. and discovered that one of the teens was carrying a plastic bag with the fetus of a baby boy inside, according to the NYPD.

Police say both teens are being questioned, one at Bellevue Hospital and one at a local precinct. CBS New York reports both girls are 17 years-old.

According to the station, one of the girls admitted she had a baby in her bag when stopped by the store security guard. The girl later told police that she had given birth to a fetus Wednesday and did not know what to do with the body, reports the station.

Police say the medical examiner will determine the status of the baby fetus.

A spokesperson for Victoria's Secret confirmed an active investigation is underway.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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