Thief steals cookie money from Girl Scout troop

Girl Scouts with Troop 2439 has about $600 of cookie sales stolen from them outside a Canal Winchester Walmart on March 6, 2016.

CANAL WINCHESTER (WCMH) — A snatch-and-grab robbery outside a local Walmart sends a Girl Scouts troop home without their cookie sale profits.

Troop 2439 was just wrapping up their sales for the day outside of the Canal Winchester store when a man grabbed their money box from the table and ran.

Witnesses tried to stop the thief, but the suspect made off with nearly $600.

Troop leaders and parents told NBC4 the funds were going to be used to fund a trip to Tennessee.

The Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council released the following statement to NBC4:

“Safety is paramount to you and our girls. We are thankful no one was hurt and thankful to the people who tried to help the girls. We want to remind our troop leaders and moms to be diligent with safety and be aware of their surroundings at all times.”

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft. Troop leaders have set up a GoFundMe page, and nearly $700 had been donated to the girls in the first hour of crowdfunding. To help the troop recoup their money, contact troop leaders at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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