Community offers donations after thief steals Girl Scouts’ cookie money


by Courtney Zubowski/ KHOU 11 News

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 6 at 2:45 PM

HOUSTON—Calls have been pouring into the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council after thieves robbed the girls of Troop #29152.

People from all over the country want to help after someone stole their money box outside the Walmart in Sugar Land. The girls were set up all day selling Girl Scout cookies.

“It really has restored our faith in humanity and made us proud to be a part of the community,” said Mary Vitek, the CEO of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.

The thieves got away with $200. The San Jacinto Council decided to give the troop the money, but that hasn’t stopped the donations from coming in.

On the Dean & Rog Show on 107.5 the Eagle Monday morning, the phone was ringing off the hook.

Bill Larkin of Shield Air Solutions was one of the first to call.

“The $200 is the least I can do, and the fact that Dean and Rog matched it, and the fact that so many people are stepping forward, is pretty awesome,” said Larkin.

According to the CEO of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, they’ve heard from people all over the country, from people in California, Virginia and many throughout the Houston community.

“They’re just shocked that someone would do this to Girl Scouts when they’re trying to do something good, to try and take that away from them, and they are just trying to make sure the girls recover the money that was taken from them,” said Vitek.

No arrests have been made.

Detectives with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office were sifting through surveillance video to see if the cameras captured the crime.

Click here for more information if you would like to donate to the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.