The Elk Grove Police Department said a woman has been arrested after she was caught shoplifting and left one of her two children behind while fleeing the scene.

The incident happened in the 8600 block of Elk Grove Blvd. on Thursday.

The woman, an Elk Grove resident, entered the store with her children, and a store employee eventually confronted her for shoplifting. The suspect then fled on foot with one of her children and left the other behind.

A while later, the child who fled the scene with the woman returned to get the one left behind, and the three were scene by officers running across a roadway.

After officers detained and arrested the woman, they transported her to jail. The children were not injured and were released to their father.