In one of the most despicable and low crimes imaginable, two men attempted to rob Girl Scouts while they were selling cookies. The attempted robbery took place in front of a Tacoma store Saturday evening around 6:25 p.m.
Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said the Girl Scouts were selling cookies in front of a store on the 7200 block of Pacific Avenue when two white men in their 20's tried to rob them.
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The suspects are described as wearing gray sweatshirts and khaki pants and one had a gun in his waistband. Cool said the armed robbery attempt failed and the two suspects fled the scene on foot without any cash or cookies.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington issued a statement on Facebook saying:
"We are saddened and disheartened to share that there was an attempted robbery at a Girl Scout booth site in Tacoma this evening. We are grateful that no one was harmed, although of course they are shaken. The attempt was unsuccessful and was a very quick interaction, thankfully. Girl Scouts of Western Washington was informed immediately, and we are cooperating with the police who are investigating. The family has requested privacy at this time, although we thank everyone for their good thoughts and well wishes. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]"
No further details were released and the suspects are still at large.
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