Boy arrested in theft of Fla. Girl Scout's phoneFebruary 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by Fort Lauderdale police on charges of stealing a Girl Scout's cellphone while she was selling cookies outside a grocery store.
Police said Tuesday they identified the ninth-grader from previous police encounters by viewing the Winn-Dixie store's video surveillance. The Samsung Galaxy S3 phone was stolen from the Girl Scout during a cookie sale Sunday night. Police said one person distracted the group and the other took the phone that was lying on a table.
The suspect, a student at South Plantation High School, is facing grand larceny charges.
Police have not charged the second juvenile who was present.
In 2008, thieves in Palm Beach County stole $168 from a Girl Scout selling cookies outside a supermarket.
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