Thief makes off with Girl Scout cookie money in UT
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police are looking for a thief who walked up to a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a Taylorsville store and made off with their money.
Investigators say members of Troop 2532 were selling cookies at a stand outside a Walmart store when a man in his 20s approached them late Saturday afternoon.
Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department says the man acted as if he was going to buy some cookies, then reached across the table for the cash box and ran away with it.
The man fled in an older model silver 4-door sedan driven by a woman.
The amount of money stolen wasn’t disclosed but police say it represented all the cash proceeds from a day of selling more than 1,000 boxes.
The money was targeted to help the homeless and pay for Girl Scout camp.