Cops: Thieves Stole Cash From Girl Scouts
Victims were selling cookies when miscreant struck
MARCH 30--A group of Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a New Hampshire business had their cash box stolen Friday night by a man who escaped in a waiting getaway car, according to police.
Rochester cops report that the Girl Scouts were selling cookies in front of a Walgreens pharmacy when a 5’ 8” black male wearing a winter hat and a New England Patriots jacket “grabbed their cash box which was located on the cookie table.”
The man fled in a waiting Toyota Camry that had two two occupants (and carried New Jersey plates). Shortly after the theft, police located the vehicle, but the suspects had already fled on foot after pulling into a driveway.
One of the suspects, Kayla Lonergan was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with the theft. The 19-year-old Lonergan, who was driving the getaway car, has been charged with a pair of misdemeanors.
During police questioning, Lonergan reportedly confessed to driving the getaway car and said that Thibault came running back to the vehicle “with people chasing him.” According to a Rochester Police Department affidavit, cops noted that Lonergan said Thibault announced “something to the effect of ‘I robbed them,’” upon entering the car’s back seat.
Lonergan, pictured above, was locked up in lieu of $7500 bail in advance of her arraignment this morning.
Police have also secured an arrest warrant for Pierre Thibault, who allegedly swiped the cash box from the Girl Scouts (none of whom were harmed during the theft). Seen above, Thibault, a 20-year-old Massachusetts resident, remains at large.
Click here for a November 2014 story about a pair of Maryland miscreants who also targeted little girls selling cookies.