A Mays Landing woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly left her 1-month-old daughter locked alone inside her car outside the Babies R Us at the Consumer Square shopping center.

Officers were called just before 1 p.m. and told that an infant was inside a car that was locked with the windows rolled up and the engine off, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the baby girl in severe distress from the heat and broke the windows to get inside, Capt. Mike Petuskey said.

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The baby received immediate medical attention until emergency medical services personnel arrived. She was then transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, in Galloway Township, in serious condition.

Sana Fatima, 29, was taken into custody when she returned to her car. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and was held on $15,000 full cash bail, police said.

According to a birth announcement in The Press of Atlantic City, the girl turned 1 month old Friday.

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