Picky Thieves Nab $19K Worth of Girl Scout Cookies

Only Thin Mints and Shortbreads were taken
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2013 9:02 AM CST

(Newser) – Some dastardly criminals out there must really, really like Thin Mints. Thieves recently lifted $19,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies from a South Carolina warehouse, 6 News reports, and they apparently had very particular taste, taking only Thin Mints and Shortbreads. The warehouse owner explained to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal that the cookies began arriving on Feb. 15, and some 5,000 boxes were discovered missing on Tuesday.

Maybe the theives were just trying to take the cookies most in demand; Thin Mints account for a quarter of all Girl Scout cookie sales, reports The Week, which collects seven more interesting facts about America's favorite cookies here. (Read more Girl Scout cookies stories.)

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