Girl Scout Theft Suspect Arrested

Cash box taken from girl scouts selling cookies

By Matthew Stabley
|  Thursday, Nov 10, 2011  |  Updated 6:46 PM EDT
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Thieves in Bowie targeted the profits from Girl Scout cookies.

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A juvenile was arrested Wednesday in what police called the "lowest form of crime possible."

On Oct. 28 outside the Walmart superstore on Crain Highway in Bowie, Md., four people stole a cash box holding about $200 from girl scouts selling cookies, police said. Police say the suspects worked as a team to steal the box, which had around $200 in it.

During their investigation, police identified the juvenile who grabbed the cash box.

After 11 p.m. Wednesday, a detective observed the suspect in the same shopping center were the theft occurred, police said. When the detective tried to stop the juvenile, the suspect ran. The detective chased and caught the suspect.

The suspect was charged with theft under $500. The investigation continues regarding the involvement of others, police said.

Bowie police are accepting donations for the troop at 15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716. Checks can be made out to Girl Scout Troop 2310.

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