UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Union City police officers reached for their own wallets after Girl Scouts had their proceeds stolen outside a grocery store.

The East Bay Times reports that police have so far donated more than $1,000 to a 12-year-old girl who was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday. The robbery occurred at a Safeway store and the suspect has not been apprehended.

Police talking to the girl after she was robbed. (Credit: Union City Police Department)

Police talking to the girl after she was robbed. (Credit: Union City Police Department)

Officials say many officers involved in the investigation have children involved in scouting. They donated to cover the cost of the robbery.

The Union City Police Officers Association purchased all of the girl’s remaining boxes of cookies.

Sgt. Steve Mendez says officers are glad neither the girl nor her mother was injured in the robbery. He says he’s glad officers were able to donate and turn the robbery into a happy story.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Comments (4)
  1. Robbing Girl Scouts of their cookie money? That’s really low.

  2. Soma Fox says:

    someone robbed girl scouts…in front of a safe way…and no camera images or security footage huh?i smell a scam

  3. I feel like we are going to see some crazy scout mom try and pull a copy cat robbery in a few weeks to generate sympathy sales for her child. With that being said….WHO STEALS FROM GIRL SCOUTS? AT A GROCERY STORE? Didn’t anyone see this and step up?

  4. No details or description of the suspect? We know what that means!

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