Man Accused of Stealing Girl Scout Cookie Money Charged With Petty Theft

Colin Sawyer, 20, who allegedly stole $460 from a San Bernardino Girl Scout Troop, was set to be arraigned on two charges Wednesday afternoon.

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    The skateboarding thief who allegedly stole $460 from a San Bernardino County Girl Scout troop selling cookies was charged Wednesday with petty theft and giving false information to a police officer.

    Colin Sawyer, 20, of Phelan, rolled past the scouts’ cookie stand on his skateboard Sunday and grabbed a money bag, according to witnesses. He was set to be arraigned on the two charges on Wednesday afternoon in Superior Court in Victorville.

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    The theft occurred as the girls were breaking down the stand for the night, after a day of selling Thin Mints, Tagalongs and other treats in front of a Stater Brothers market.

    Stater Brothers shared surveillance footage from the store with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The footage revealed a clear image of Sawyer, which was published and aired across media outlets.

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    Surveillance video from a Stater Brothers store in San Bernardino County captured a skateboarder before he snatched a bag of money from a troop of Girl Scouts. The troop was hoping to use the money earned for a trip to Disneyland. Jacob Rascon reports from Phelan for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 4, 2013. (Published Monday, Mar 4, 2013)

    San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies spotted Sawyer at a gas station Monday night in Phelan. Upon arrest, Sawyer falsely identified himself to police before they took him into custody, prosecutors said in a complaint filed Wednesday. As a result, he now faces a second misdemeanor for giving false information to a police officer.

    At his arraignment on Wednesday, Sawyer entered a plea of not guilty.