Girl Scouts Hoping to Sell Enough Cookies for Disney Trip After Robbery Attempt

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File photo of Girl Scout cookie sale. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

File photo of Girl Scout cookie sale. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A Girl Scout troop in Waldorf is still hoping they can raise enough money to go to Disney World after their cookie sale was cut short by an attempted robbery that injured a troop leader over the weekend.

Police say James Wright, 48, and an unidentified woman appeared intoxicated when they pushed cookies off a table and tried to grab an envelope full of cash from the troop as they sold cookies in front of a business in the 3200 block of Plaza Way on March 24.

The father of one of the scouts, a federal police officer, was able to find the man nearby and take him into custody. Authorities are still working to identify the woman who was able to get away.

Wright, of no fixed address, is charged with attempted robbery, second-degree assault, theft, and disorderly conduct.

In an effort to help the girls get to Orlando, Charles County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to the robbery say they purchased several boxes of cookies.

The troop still is hoping to sell enough cookies to make its goal and continue with its plans to visit Disney World.

The Tommy Show at our sister station 94.7 FreshFM are rallying to support the local Troop. Details here.

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