Headphones, speakers, clothing and a variety of food, which is allegedly stolen, have been seized after they were found in a pram by a Police patrol.
During a routine patrol of Maidstone town centre last week, a vigilant Kent Police PCSO became suspicious of a woman who was seen pushing a buggy, but is known to not have a child of that age.
Due to no shoplifting reports being received, and no offences being observed, there was insufficient grounds to challenge the suspect however the information was passed on to the Maidstone Town Team.
On the morning of 14 September a police constable, aware of the report submitted by the PCSO, noticed a woman with a pram in Week Street, in similar circumstances.
The officer approached the woman and noticed a large amount of items, from various stores, had been placed inside the pushchair.
A 31-year-old woman, from Maidstone, has been arrested on suspicion of theft and taken into custody while enquiries continue.