More video released from Pa. mall kidnapping

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Police have released the full surveillance video of the kidnapping at the King of Prussia Mall.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- Authorities have released more video showing the kidnapping of a baby boy from the King of Prussia Mall earlier this year.

Cherie Amoore, 32, is accused of taking the 7-week-old child from his mother and leaving the mall on March 31st.

The child was missing until Amoore's family called police after a seeing images of the suspect. The child was found safe at Amoore's home five hours after the kidnapping, police say, and Amoore was arrested.

Previously released video showed a woman, who police identify as Amoore, leaving the mall with the baby. However, late last week, a judge ordered the release of video showing the entire incident.

As the video begins, the mother can be seen with a stroller and an older child when a woman, identified as Amoore, walks up to them.

As the video continues, the suspect can be seen walking with the family through the mall. They eventually end up at the food court and sit down together.

In the police affidavit, the mother told police that Amoore asked if she could hold the baby, but she said no.

However, she said the baby soon started to cry. The video shows Amoore getting up, reaching into the stroller, and picking up the baby.

Soon after, the mother can be seen attending to another child as Amoore walks away.

Surveillance cameras capture Amoore walking through the mall, up a flight of stairs, out the door and through the parking lot.

The mother told police she chased after Amoore, but soon lost sight of her.

According to the affidavit, Amoore told police she had a baby a few weeks prior, but the child died.

"I just wanted my baby. It felt like I was holding my son again. It felt so good," Amoore, said, according to the affidavit. "I don't know why I did it.... I held him and all those feelings rushed back."

Amoore is awaiting a formal arraignment later this month. No trial date has been set.

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