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Arizona Girl Scout troop's cookie money stolen

Arizona Girl Scout troop's cookie money stolen

CREATED Feb 1, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Girl Scout troop says someone stole the money they made from cookie sales outside a Phoenix supermarket.

The Arizona Republic reports a mother supervising the group put down the bag, which contained $650, for a moment around 7 p.m. Friday.

Susan de Queljoe, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, says the bag disappeared without a trace.

She says none of the eight girls or the other mother helping was harmed.

The entire group had been loading unsold cookies outside a Safeway at Bell Road and 35th Avenue at the time of the theft.

According to Girl Scout officials, the annual cookie sales help fund various activities for members. They also say thefts of money made from the cookies happen every year.