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Two Girl Scout booths robbed in two days

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Girl Scouts are on high alert after a bold robbery Friday night at Fry's Food Store at Grant and First in Tucson. Girl Scouts are on high alert after a bold robbery Friday night at Fry's Food Store at Grant and First in Tucson.

Tucson Police are investigating after two separate incidents of thieves stealing money from Girl Scouts selling cookies.

The first one happened Saturday night at Fry's Food Store on First and Grant. Then, Sunday, in front of Bookman's at Speedway and Wilmot.

Some of the money stolen was supposed to go toward an educational trip to Europe next year.

Girls Scouts are on high alert after two desperate thieves stole their cash box outside of Fry's grocery store at First and Grant.

Kayla Chandler was working the booth last night when two young women distracted her. "She was asking me all these weird questions like which is the healthiest and they were kind of joking around."

One of the women grabbed the cash box with close to $400 and ran off. Chandler and the Girl Scout leader chased the two women to their car.

"The car doors were open. The car was waiting for them," said Meta Mota, a Girl Scout leader. "Their license plate was masked. This was a planned opportunity."

Less than 24 hours later, just 10 miles away, a similar bold robbery outside of Bookman's at Speedway and Wilmot.

A man walking out of the store grabbed the cash box filled with more than $200. They chased him but he got away.

While the experience may have been traumatizing to these young elementary school kids, troop leaders plan to use this experience as a training lesson.

"It's just heightening our awareness. Going back and revisiting and we can do Youtube videos and other things to continue that educational process," said Mota.

While they lost hundreds of dollars, generous donations have been pouring in.

"I believe this will actually probably come out in our favor," said Mota.

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