All is not well when a mother and daughter can't sell some Samoas without getting robbed. But that is what happened outside a Union City Safeway on Wednesday night, when a man or possibly a teenager with a gun approached a table where a mother and her 12-year-old daughter were selling Girl Scout cookies. The man, they say, initially approached them saying he was interested in buying some cookies, but then he ended up returning with a gun and demanding all their cash. He apparently made off with about $600 as ABC 7 reports, but Union City police donated the money to cover the loss, and bought out all the girl's cookies as well.
The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 16 and 19, as CBS 5 reports, and 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall. A sketch artist produced the composite drawing shown here by KRON 4.
As the Chronicle notes, since this is Girl Scout cookie season, there have been several reports of Girl Scout cookie-related crimes, like the man in Philadelphia who robbed an 8-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies outside her home on Saturday, and this drunk in Oklahoma who tried to trade vodka for Girl Scout Cookies, and got arrested.
Anyone who has information about the case is encouraged to call the Union City Police Department’s investigations line at (510) 675-5275 or Detective D. Dejong at (510) 675-5227. People can also make tips anonymously by calling (510) 675-5207 or emailing [email protected]