Man Robs Girl Scouts of Cookie Money

Brave scouts try to chase down theft suspect

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    Several Girl Scouts tried to chase down a man that robbed them of their cookie money over the weekend.

    Scouts from Troop #29152 were selling cookies in front of a Walmart in Fort Bend County on Saturday when a black Toyota Camry pulled up.

    A man got out and asked about some cookies before reaching out and grabbing the cash box and running back to his car.

    Two scouts ran after the man and even reached into the car to try to stop the thief.

    Iravia Cotton told KPRC-TV in Houston that she started hitting a boy in the passenger seat of the car.

    "I think he learned his lesson a little bit," Cotton said.

    Cotton's fellow scout Rachel Johnson was holding on to the back bumper of the car as it pulled away.  She suffered a few scratches and bruises when she fell off of the car.

    Unfortunately, the man got away with about $200 from cookie sales that the girls will have to repay.

    Not surprisingly, donations have been pouring in to the troop since word of the heist began to make its way around the state.  KPRC reported the troop was overwhelmed with support and appreciates the words of encouragement.

    Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts are using the theft as an opportunity to teach the girls about having safety in numbers, keeping money out of sight and by being more aware of what is going on in the world around them.

    Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Fort Bend County deputies at 281-341-4704.