Charleston police seek suspect who stole money from Girl Scouts


CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — Tuesday a Girl Scout Troop has received money from a good Samaritan to replace their stolen profit after  a troop had $345 of cookie profits stolen.

The troop from Eastern South Carolina said on Facebook they are grateful to have been made whole by this person’s generosity and that they are not accepting donations in response to the theft and wish to be supported by the community through their cookie sales.

Charleston Police say the troop was selling cookies in front of the Petco at 975 Savannah Highway. Around 3:00 p.m. the girls counted their money as they were changing shift. Their backs were to the table, and a man ran up and grabbed the money container. He ran away with $345.00.

Police now have a wanted suspect in this theft, 31-year-old, Stephen Sciarrino who is homeless and frequents the West Ashley and downtown areas.

Stephen Sciarrino

Officials with the Girl Scots of Eastern South Carolina say that the troop is not accepting donations in relationship to the robbery. A good Samarian stepped up to make the stolen money good for the troop.

The troop asks the public to instead support them and all Girl Scouts by supporting the cookie booth sales around town.

Anyone with information on Sciarrino’s whereabouts  can call 843-743-7200 and ask for the on-duty PD detective or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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