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Girl Scout cookie money theft: Man pleads not guilty

Deputies released this photo of a suspect responsible for stealing a bag containing money from a Girl Scouts troop in Phelan on Sunday, March 3, 2013.

March 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The man accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a Girl Scout cookie stand in Phelan appeared in court Wednesday.

Colin Sawyer, 20, was arraigned in a Victorville courtroom. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to return to court on March 14.

Police said Sawyer made off with $500 last Sunday just as the girls were cleaning up their stand outside a Stater Bros. store.

One girl chased after him, but fell and scraped her knee. Sawyer was arrested Monday night at a gas station.