Posted by on February 9, 2017 1:17 pm
Categories: Oakland + East Bay


Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a Girl Scout Cookie stand at gunpoint in Union City on Wednesday, prompting an outpouring of support and cookie purchases from the department’s officers.

The robbery occurred outside of the Safeway store at 1790 Decoto Road where a mother and her 12-year-old daughter were selling cookies, police said.

The suspect approached and initially asked them about buying cookies, then returned a short time later displaying a handgun as he took cash from the mother, according to police.

The suspect then fled through the store’s parking lot and remains at large. He was described as a black male between 16 and 19 years old who is about 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build and wore dark
clothing including a hooded sweatshirt, police said.

The mother and daughter were uninjured in the robbery.

Police officers donated their own money to cover the loss from the theft and the Union City Police Officers Association later purchased all of the girl’s remaining cartons of Girl Scout Cookies, police said.

The girl’s mother delivered the cookies to the Police Department today. In all, officers and the police union donated more than $1,000 to assist the victims, according to police.

Anyone who has information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s investigations line at (510) 675-5275 or Detective D. Dejong at (510) 675-5227. People can also send tips anonymously by calling
(510) 675-5207 or emailing

4 responses to ‘Give Me All Your Money, And a Box of Thin Mints’ – Tough Guy Robs Girl Scout Cookie Stand at Gunpoint

  1. anon February 9th, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Wow! It takes a real lowlife coward to do something like that. Bet he’s resl proud of himself!

  2. April February 9th, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    What a piece of shit, his parents must be so proud!

  3. TIFOKCIS February 10th, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I am deeply offended this young man is being profiled.

    In this day and age, what difference does his skin color make?

    Stand up for his rights and PROTEST (near a Foot Locker store).

  4. Derek February 10th, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Looks like we have a midget, cookie robbing thief. If I saw this perp in action chances are that the little runt wouldn’t get very far and the local police would be looking for his remains somewhere.

    But glad to see the PD step up and buy all those cookies and reimburse them for lost earnings.