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Arrest Made In Connection With Girl Scout Theft

A man accused of running off with a bag filled with all the cookie sales cash earned by a Girl Scout troop has been arrested.

A man accused of stealing money from Girls Scouts was taken into custody March 4, officials said Tuesday.

Colin Sawyer, 20, of Phelan, was booked into the Victor Valley Station. Authorities said Sawyer walked up to a group of Girl Scouts who had set up a table of in front of the Stater Bros. in Phelan, grabbed a bag containing all their sales cash and ran.

That happened about 6:50 p.m. March 3 as the girls and their adult leaders packed up from a day selling cookies, officials said. Investigators cast a wide net to find the culprit, sending out a photo of a suspect captured by surveillance cameras.

On Monday, March 04, the effort paid off and deputies said they identified the suspect as Sawyer.  At 7:20 that night, deputies said they spotted Sawyer at a gas station near Phelan and Baldy Mesa roads and took him into custody without incident.

Sawyer was expected to appear in court on Wednesday, according to San Bernardino County jail records.

Anyone with more info was urged to call Detective Jeff Toll at (760) 868-1006 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 249-3212. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Pete March 06, 2013 at 04:11 PM
What a scumbag glad he got caught
Jeffrey Sabatini March 07, 2013 at 02:21 AM
Please Mr. DA, don't let this clown plead out to a fine or probation. His jailing would set an example to spoiled brats on sooooo many levels. Insert your own "what are you in for kid" joke here...
jerryflores March 07, 2013 at 11:25 AM
He deserves to go to PRISON, let him find out what it's like to become some mean criminal's bitch!

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