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Police Search for Suspect that Stole from Girl Scouts, then Dragged Parent in Getaway


NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly stole money from some area Girl Scouts, then dragged a parent while making his escape.

Northampton Police say that just before 8:00 p.m. Saturday, some Girl Scouts were selling cookies in the foyer of the Walmart on North King Street when a man approached them.

The man began talking with one of the girls, then allegedly reached over the table, grabbed a metal money box, and took off with the box which contained an disclosed amount of money.

A parent chased after the man as he ran towards an parked car near the front of the store. That parent got their hand stuck in the car window as the man started to drive away and was dragged across the parking lot.

Police say that parent’s hand came free from the car. The parent suffered injuries to their hands, arms, and face, and was treated and released from Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

None of the Girl Scouts were injured.

If anyone may have seen anything related to this case or has any information, you are asked to call Northampton Police Detective Peter Fappiano at (413) 587-1105.

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