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Skateboarding cad swipes cash from Girl Scouts

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A boy riding on a skateboard snatched more than $550 from a Girl Scout troop Sunday as he rolled by their cookie stand at a San Bernardino County, Calif., grocery store.


After a full day of selling cookies outside of a Stater Brothers store in Phelan, the scouts began breaking down their selling stand, police said.

They were nearly done with the task when the teen, who had lingered near the girls' stand, reached out and grabbed their money bag, which contained $552, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Cpl. Randy Naquin said.

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One of the girls ran after the thief, but fell down while running and sustained minor scrapes.

The Girl Scouts told sheriff's investigators that they do not know the boy who stole their money, Naquin said.

The boy (seen in surveillance video above) was described by Naquin as a white juvenile, wearing a blue beanie and blue-and-grey striped shirt.

However, Stater Brothers shared surveillance footage with the Sheriff’s Department, which is working to determine whether the video is good enough quality to assist in identifying him, Naquin said.

“Phelan is a very small community, and pretty much everybody knows each other,” said Naquin, who said a clear photo of the suspect will help officers identify and arrest the culprit.