Landover teenager arrested in Girl Scout theft
BOWIE, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a Landover teenager has been charged with stealing money from Girl Scouts who were selling cookies at a Wal-Mart store last month.
Police say the 15-year-old was arrested Wednesday after a detective saw him at the same shopping center in Bowie where the theft occurred on Oct. 28.
Authorities say he was charged as a juvenile with theft under $500 and released to his parents.
Police Chief John Nesky says the teen was walking with others when he approached the Girl Scouts, grabbed their cash box containing about $200 and fled.
Nesky says investigators identified the teen shortly after the theft and had been looking for him on Wednesday night.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.