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Woman arrested on suspicion of trying to steal baby

Posted at 7:28 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 19:28:08-05

TACOMA, Wash. -- A Washington woman and her teenage daughter are suspected of drugging a new mother after posing as photographers in an elaborate plot to kidnap the mother's newborn baby.

Detectives for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department arrested a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter who they say both went to the mother's home after advertising free baby photos.

Police say they gave a cupcake to the victim, who felt drowsy after eating it and ordered the two to leave.

Investigators say evidence suggests the woman was was planning to steal a newborn baby to raise as her own.