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Two teens charged in theft of Girl Scouts' cookies

Anne Arundel County police say two male teens were arrested Saturday for stealing a wagon filled with Girl Scout cookies in Severn.

Police said that at about 1:20 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to the 7900 block of Jason's Landing Way for a report of theft, and were told that two Girl Scouts, ages 12 and 13, had been selling cookies from a wagon at the location. They stepped away, then looked around to see a male teen taking the wagon toward a vehicle down the street. One of the scouts chased after suspect. The teen jumped into a vehicle being driven by another teen, and they drove off.

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The scouts had called for help, and a neighbor got in their vehicle and followed the suspects' vehicle, police made contact and were eventually able to track the suspect vehicle at a gas station on Annapolis Road in Odenton where the suspects were arrested without incident.

They were charged with theft under $1000. One is identified as Gabriel Taylor Smith, 18, of Odenton; and the other is a 17-year-old who was not identified by police.

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