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Utah police release photo of car used in theft of Girl Scouts cookie cash box

Published March 17, 2013 8:31 pm

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The Unified Police Department now has a photograph of the getaway car used in the alleged theft of a cash box from a troop of Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of a Taylorsville Walmart.

The scouts were robbed Saturday by a man posing as a customer.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the man got out of a car in the store parking lot, 5469 S. Redwood Road (1700 West) about 4 p.m. and inquired about the cookies. After talking to the scouts, the man grabbed a cash box sitting on the cookie table and jumped back in the car, which sped away.

The car was a two-door Chevy Cavalier which is teal or green in color. The car's wheels have factory rims. Police obtained the picture of the car from video taken by a Walmart surveillance camera about the time of the theft, police said in a news release.

The man is described as a white man in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 pounds. Hoyal said the man also has a shaved head and a tattoo which covers most of his left arm.

The driver of the car was described as a slim, blond-haired woman.

Hoyal said anyone selling cookies or other goods should remember to keep the cash box out of sight and only leave small amounts of cash inside.

Anyone with information about the robbery may contact UPD at 801-743-7075.

jdobner@sltrib.com