Cops: 'Cookie Monster' Robber Arrested

Hungry Houston-area bandit accused of dozens of robberies
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2015 7:33 AM CST
Cops: 'Cookie Monster' Robber Arrested
Eugene Bradshaw, 24, is seen in this photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.   (Harris County Sheriff's Office)

Houston-area cookies are safe again: Police say an armed robber nicknamed the "Cookie Monster" and a female accomplice are in custody in connection with a long string of armed robberies, Click2Houston reports. Police believe that in more than 30 robberies over the last two months, Eugene Bradshaw, 24, entered restaurants with a bag over his hand, said there was a gun in the bag, and demanded cookies as well as cash before making his getaway, reports Reuters. Bradshaw and accomplice Kristy George will be charged with multiple counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, police say. (In Germany, a "Cookie Monster" thief sent ransom notes after stealing a century-old biscuit sculpture.)

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