Thousands worth of cookie money stolen from Girl Scouts


LEOMINSTER, Mass. ( -- Two girl scout troops had $4,500 worth of cookie sale money stolen from their troop leader's Leominster home during a break-in Monday afternoon.

"I'm pretty devastated," said troop leader Joan Levine. "They worked so hard."

The Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts spent hours at a time at several sales booths over school vacation week to earn the money that was taken. Many of those booths were outside of stores on cold days.

"Sometimes I didn't like it because it was freezing," said one of the girls.

The activities they planned with the money motivated them to endure the elements.

Police had little information about the incident, but Levine says they told her about a rash of burglaries in the area. She believes her house was targeted since three cases of cookies were swiped too. The police department is investigating. If you have any information you can text an anonymous tip by typing "TIPS654" and sending it to 274637.

To help the troops recover the loss, contact the scouts at

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