Girl Scouts and Police-CC Jere Keyes and Union City PD

This police department was so aghast that someone would hold up a Girl Scout at gunpoint that they whipped out their wallets to make it right.

A 12-year-old girl and her mother were selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a Safeway supermarket in Union City, New Jersey on Wednesday night when a youth approached them with a gun and demanded all of their money.

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The family was thoroughly shaken by the robbery, but they were left unharmed. In order to make up for the incident, the police association bought out the entire remaining stock of the mother and daughter’s cookies, amounting to over $1,000.

“At that time, we did what we could to make it, loving and compassionate and healing,” Lisa Gratez told ABC7.

The suspect is still at large, but this is reportedly the first incident of armed robbery in over 100 years of selling Girl Scout Cookies – let’s hope for 100 more.

Click To Share This Sweet Story With Your FriendsPhoto by Jere Keyes, CC/Union City Police Department

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