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2 Md. teens charged in Girl Scout cookie theft

Gabriel Taylor Smith

CBS Baltimore

SEVERN, Md. - Two Maryland teens have been arrested after police say they tried to steal Girl Scout cookies from two girls.

Anne Arundel County Police said Monday that the 12- and 13-year-old girls were selling a wagon of cookies Saturday in Severn. When they stepped away briefly, police say two young men grabbed the wagon, taking off toward a waiting car.

Police say the 13-year-old girl chased the teenagers and grabbed the wagon. The pair jumped into a car and fled.

But a nearby homeowner heard the girls yelling that their cookies were being stolen, got in his car and followed the two teens while dialing police. Police soon after arrested 18-year-old Gabriel Smith and a 17-year-old boy, both of Odenton, on theft charges.

It's unclear whether Smith has an attorney.