Suspect faces more charges in Scout theft

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009

JUNEAU - The 17-year-old suspect arrested for allegedly robbing nearly $800 from Girl Scouts at Fred Meyer earlier this month has been charged with two additional felonies.

At a detention hearing Friday, the suspect was charged with second-degree theft, a class C felony, and a felony charge of aiding and abetting. He was originally charged with a felony count of tampering with evidence after police conducted a search on the suspect's residence and a vehicle seen fleeing from the scene. He is being held in the Johnson Youth Center on no bail.

At about 5:40 March 8, a masked suspect took a cash box containing nearly $600 in cash and $200 in checks from two 10-year-olds selling Girl Scout cookies at the Mendenhall Valley store and fled into the parking lot. A bystander wrote down the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect was seen getting into as a passenger.

Police located the vehicle the following day in the Sprucewood Trailer Park and on Wednesday arrested the 17-year-old suspect.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding the incident can call the Juneau Police Department at 586-0600 or the Juneau Crime Line at 586-4243.

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