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Community comes together after Girl Scouts’ money stolen

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Mar 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-18 20:40:25-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Unified Police are still looking for two suspects who stole money from a Girl Scout troop on Saturday afternoon.

Girl Scout Troop 2532 was selling cookies in front of the Walmart on 5469 South Redwood Road at around 4 p.m. on Saturday when a man and woman in a green or teal car pulled up and the man got out.

The man approached the girls as if he intended to buy cookies. When he got close, he grabbed the money, jumped back into the car and the pair drove off.

"He took what we had been working on since about 3 o'clock cause they had emptied out the money before the shift started," one of the girls said.

The Girl Scouts aren't sure exactly how much money has been stolen and the suspects haven't been identified, but after their story got out, community members have come together to make up the loss.

The Taylorsville mayor has offered to let them have a stand out at the Taylorsville City Hall on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Unified Police. For information on how to donate, visit www.gsutah.org.

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