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Girl Scouts stop shoplifter in Texas

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KATY, Texas (NBC) - Girl Scouts from Texas and their dedicated moms are committed to cookie sales and a little crime-fighting.
 
The troop set up a booth to sell their treats at a grocery store, when they say they noticed a suspicious man wheeling a cart out of the doors.

"He was stealing a lot of stuff,” said Hailey Matthews, one of the Girl Scouts.

The man’s cart had every item just loose--not inside any plastic or paper bags –so the troop kept the man in their sights.

"He had just pushed his cart back into the corner, just kind of like he was hiding from us,” said Mary Matthews, a mother of one of the scouts.

The suspect then pushed the cart across the parking lot to his car. Matthews said by then they were convinced the man was stealing, so they told a store employee.

Store director Denise Villarreal said the man actually had an accomplice, and together they were caught stealing about $2,000 worth of goods.

"Wine, high-end appliances, a lot of stuff. Not only just groceries but a lot of high-end merchandise,” Villarreal said.

Police arrested the men and the troop got a “thank you” from the store. Employees bought box after box of girl scout cookies.

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