A Girl Scout troop of Chicago on Chicago’s northwest side was the victim of a cookie theft over the weekend.
Scouts ages 5 to 11 and their parents from Unit 25778 unloaded and sorted cookies on pallets near 6160 West Higgins Road Saturday afternoon, officials said. As the troops began sorting out orders, individuals were reported to have approached and grabbed the boxes without paying.
“We put the cookies on the front walkway and then started sorting,” said unit leader Cindy Timmerman. He didn’t tell me who he was with. “
Authorities said 84 boxes of Thin Mint were stolen from sidewalk pallets where sorting was taking place.
“It’s worth about $420,” Timmerman continued. “The girls were pretty shocked. They couldn’t believe someone would steal cookies from us.”
Detectives arrived at the scene and received a report of the missing Mint, officials said. However, Chicago Police have not recovered the cookies at this time.
“We have told the girls that things like this happen and they should be more careful in the future.”