NYC mom arrested for abandoning 2 girls on street

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NEW YORK - New York City police say they have arrested the mother of two young girls who were abandoned on a street in Brooklyn.

Police say the children, ages 3 and 5, were left alone Sunday around 2:45 p.m.

According to CBS News station WCBS in New York, the mother, 26-year-old Dalisha Adams, was arrested on two counts of endangering the welfare of minors late Sunday evening after she surrendered at a police station. It's not clear if she has a lawyer.

Police say the girls had no identification on them. They were bundled up for the weather and were clutching several clean diapers. The girls knew their mother's first name and that their mother drove a white car, but could not tell them where they lived.

Police told the New York Daily News that an elderly couple found the two girls. Authorities added that a good Samaritan stayed with the girls until police arrived.

They were taken to Brookdale University Hospital to be evaluated.

The children are currently in the custody of the Administration for Children Services.