By Kim Glovas

By Kim Glovas and Alexandria Hoff

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) — A Camden County police officer may have saved an infant’s life today when she rescued the baby from a hot vehicle.

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Police Lieutenant Richard Verticelli says it happened outside the CVS and TD Bank at 5th Street and Mickle Boulevard.

Officer Belinda Villegas-Ramos was on security detail when a woman told her a baby was crying inside a locked Jeep.

Verticelli says, “She went up to the jeep and sees an infant inside the vehicle, crying hysterically and sweating profusely.”

The officer broke the window, then a back up officer arrived to finish the job.

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Villegas-Ramos took the baby into the air-conditioned bank and tried to cool him off, and then the mother arrived outside.

“We are looking at an infant baby,” said Villegas-Ramos, “We are looking at the surrounding area. One-second, two-seconds, that’s too long.”

She is charged with child endangerment.

The five-month old baby boy is being treated at Cooper Hospital.

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Police say that youth services will take over the case.