Police: Man leaves baby with Toys 'R' Us employee, leaves store

By Carolyn Blackburne, WNEP

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- (WNEP) -- City police said a man asked a Toys "R" Us employee to watch his baby for a moment on Wednesday evening, but he walked off and never came back.

Authorities said the man came into the store on Kidder Street around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He allegedly asked an employee to watch his baby and walked off.

Police describe the baby as an infant. It is now in the custody of the Luzerne County Children and Youth. Police have not said how old the child is or if it is a boy or a girl.

Police are still looking for that man. They have not released any information about whether they know who that man is, if he is from our area, or what he looks like.

Toys "R" Us employees did not want to talk to Newswatch 16 on camera but said they were upset all of this happened.

Shoppers said at least the baby was left in a public place where someone would do the right thing.

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