Mother suspected of abandoning her toddler in Riverside grocery store is arrested
A woman suspected of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter in a Riverside grocery store was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after a bank teller recognized her face from news reports.
The arrest of Chiengkham Vilaysane at a Riverside bank draws an end to the intense search for the woman, who was last seen in a Food 4 Less supermarket on Sunday night.
Vilaysane, 31, who may also go by “Cindy,” walked into the grocery store in the 4000 block of Van Buren Boulevard and brought along her daughter, according to Riverside Police Det. Paul Miranda.
At some point the girl wandered off. Police said Vilaysane continued shopping and never searched for her.