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Man robs 9-year-old girl while she was selling Girl Scout cookies

By Mason White 8:57 AM February 10, 2017
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By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A young girl was robbed by a man who pretended to be a customer.

The girl was with her mother, and when her parent walked away for a few seconds, the man used the opportunity to rob the child.

9-year-old Anastasia from Pennsylvania, was selling Girl Scout cookies and lemonade when she was robbed.

The girl was standing along the 400 block of South 16th Street in Philadelphia at 5 p.m. on Saturday, when the man walked up to her.

He told Anastasia that he wanted to buy lemonade for his girlfriend, “but he had to check if she was allergic to any of the ingredients,” Anastasia said.

Anastasia handed him the card that lists the ingredients of all of her products.

When the suspect handed her back the card, he reached into her apron pocket, and grabbed her envelope with her money.

He ran away with less than $100. Good Samaritans ran after the suspect, but he managed to get away.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, in his early 20’s, clean shaven and he was last seen wearing a gray sweat jacket.