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2 men tried to rob Girl Scouts, Tacoma police say

Two people, one with a gun, attempted to rob Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of a Tacoma store on Saturday evening, according to police.
Two people, one with a gun, attempted to rob Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of a Tacoma store on Saturday evening, according to police. Girl Scouts Heart of Central Cal

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Two people, one with a gun, attempted to rob Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of a Tacoma store on Saturday evening, according to police.

The incident happened about 6:25 p.m. in front of a store in the 7200 block of Pacific Avenue, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

Two white men in their 20s, both in gray sweatshirts and khaki pants, tried to rob the Girl Scouts, Cool said. One of the men had a gun tucked into his waistband.

They did not get any cookies or cash before fleeing on foot, Cool said.

“We are saddened and disheartened to share that there was an attempted robbery at a Girl Scout booth site in Tacoma this evening,” the Girl Scouts of Western Washington said in a statement Saturday night on their Facebook page. “We are grateful that no one was harmed, although of course they are shaken.”

Cool did not have further details about the incident Saturday evening.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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