It was reported by Huffington Post on March 5, 2013 that two Girl Scout troops from Tucson, Ariz. were robbed from their cookie sales as the thieves took their cash boxes and ran away with the sales profit.
One of the troops that had their money stolen said that two women approached them and was talking to them outside the grocery store, before one woman grabbed the cash box which contained approximately $375 from their cookie sales . These two women fled in a car that had their license plate covered.
The other troop had a man grab their cash box outside of a bookstore. The assailant ran over a fence with the $250 Girl Scout cookie sale.
Micahela Everett who is a Girl Scout troop member told KVOA-TV “they decided to steal our money box and they grabbed it and ran and got into a vehicle and drove off.”
Debbie Rich, who is the CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, said that they will look into ways to improve security. She said that they would even consider training in different scenarios to help the girls to cope with this type of situation.
Rich said they can use their experience to help other girls understand that these things happen not just during Girl Scout cookie time, but in life in general. Rich also said “I don’t want this to change our program and how girls relate to the public.”