Girl Scout Robbed Outside Lauderdale Winn Dixie
South Florida Crime
DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Ft. Lauderdale police are reviewing surveillance video after two people robbed a Girl Scout selling cookies outside a grocery store.
Sunday evening the Girl Scouts had set up a table to sell their wares in front of the Riverland Winn Dixie at 3260 Davie Boulevard.
Just after 8 p.m., two males walked up to the area where the table was set up and Girl Scout Daley Eisenmann said she was sitting with her head down because she didn’t feel well. She said things didn’t seem right.
“I said I think we should put our money away because things look a little suspicious. So my friend Sophia went to the store because she was thirsty. Everyone was ducking (down) and no one was looking so they snatched it, grabbed it and ran off to Davie,” said Eisenmann.
Eisenmann said she wasn’t sure if any cookies were taken because they hadn’t counted out what they had on hand.
Officers searched the surrounding area after the robbery, but didn’t find the males or Eisenmann’s phone.
“We are grateful that the girls and their mothers were unharmed, and appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement, ” said Lisa Johnson, Vice President of Marketing for the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida in a statement. “The outpouring of support from the community has been especially heartwarming. The girls will not let this robbery undermine their efforts to reach their cookie selling goals, and their work will continue with the full support of their troop and families.”
Police have not released a description of the two people they are looking for nor have they released the surveillance tape of the robbery.