Girl Scout Cookie Crime Spree Occurs in Tuscon

Published 03/05 2013 12:03PM

Updated 03/05 2013 12:06PM

(KVOA)  Two Tucson, Arizona Girl Scout troops were robbed while selling cookies within 24 hours of each other, as thieves ran off with more than $500 combined.

One troop was hit on Saturday night as two young girls in their 20's stole the Girl Scout troop's cash box while outside of a Fry's in midtown.

"They decided to steal our money box and they grabbed it and ran and got into a vehicle and drove off," Micahela Everett said, a Girl Scout troop member.

It was a shocking crime that had folks talking everywhere.

"I hope they catch them, that's ridiculous," said Don Norton, an avid Girl Scout cookie customer.

Less than day after that robbery, another troop was targeted in front of a Bookman's near Speedway and Wilmot.

This time a young man got away with more than $200.

"As soon as the box was gone, my first instinct was to run and just run," said Jennifer Princepiper, a troop mother who chased after the thief. 

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