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Houston-Area Girl Scouts Help Nab Theft Suspects

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    Girl Scouts from the Texas Council sell cookies in Dallas. In 2007, the Girl Scouts have marked their 90th year in the cookie business by getting most of the artificial fat out of all varieties of their iconic treats, which had been under attack by a few health-focused consumer groups.

    Some Houston-area Girl Scouts selling cookies at a grocery store have been credited with helping nab a shoplifting suspect caught with $2,000 worth of unpaid goods.

    KPRC-TV reports the girls and their mothers last Sunday noticed a man wheeling a cart out of an H-E-B in Katy but no items were bagged.

    Girl Scout Hailey Matthews said the man appeared to be stealing a lot of stuff.

    Girl Scouts Stop Thieves

    [NY] Girl Scouts Stop Thieves
    A Texas Girl Scout troop stopped shoplifters from getting away with several thousand of dollars in stolen goods.

    The girls and their mothers watched the man push the cart -- with wine, groceries and small appliances -- to a vehicle, then reported him to an H-E-B employee, who called police.

    Capt. Bryon Woytek said Chastain Cox of Katy was arrested on a theft charge. Online records Thursday did not list Cox as still in custody or an attorney for him.