Houston-Area Girl Scouts Help Nab Theft Suspects

Houston-Area Girl Scouts Help Nab Theft Suspects

Staff Report
The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Some Houston-area Girl Scouts selling cookies at a grocery store have been credited with helping nab a shoplifting suspect caught with $2,000 worth of unpaid goods.

KPRC-TV reported Wednesday that the girls and their mothers noticed a man wheeling a cart out of an H-E-B in Katy but no items were bagged.

Girl Scout Hailey Matthews says the man appeared to be stealing a lot of stuff.

The girls and their mothers watched the man push the cart - with wine, groceries and small appliances - to a vehicle, then reported him to an H-E-B employee.

Store service director Denise Villarreal called police, who arrested that suspect plus an alleged accomplice. Villarreal also thanked the girls for being honest.

Police on Thursday didn't immediately provide information on the suspects.