Cookie monster: Thief takes cash box at Girl Scout sale

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ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A thief in New Hampshire apparently had a craving for cash, not cookies.

Rochester police say they are looking for a man who stole a cash box from Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a local drug store.

Police say the theft occurred Saturday evening during a cookie sales event outside Walgreen’s on South Main Street.

WMUR-TV reports that a man wearing a black winter hat and New England Patriots jacket swiped the cash box and dashed into a car with New Jersey license plates and two other people inside.

Police arrested Kayla Lonergan, 19, Sunday for allegedly driving the getaway car, according to WMUR-TV. Lonergan has been charged with criminal liability for the conduct of another, driving on a suspended license and violating her parole. Lonergan is being held on $7,500 cash bond.

WMUR-TV also reported that a warrant has been issued for Pierre Thibault, 20, who they think stole the money.

Police say it’s unclear how much money was stolen.

Anyone with information about the case should call Rochester police at 603-335-6500.


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