Arrest made in Girl Scouts cookie money theft

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Kayla Lonergan (Rochester Police photo)

Pierre Thibault

ROCHESTER - One arrest has been made and another arrest warrant is filed in the theft of cookie money stolen from a group of Girl Scouts selling the sweet confections outside the Rochester Walgreen's on Friday.

Kayla Lonergan, 19, of Common Street, Rochester, was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday by Rochester Police.

Lonergan was charged with misdemeanor level contempt of court for violating the conditions of her release from a prior arrest, violation level driving after suspension and misdemeanor level criminal liability for the conduct of another. She is currently being held at the Strafford County Jail on $7,500 cash bail with an arraignment later today in the 7th Circuit Court of Rochester.

Rochester Police also hold a misdemeanor theft warrant for Pierre Thibault, 20, of 127 Winter St., Haverhill, Mass., for his alleged role in the incident.

Police say the theft occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Friday when a male suspect grabbed the cash box from the South Main Street store and ran to a waiting vehicle with two occupants inside located in the store parking lot.

The vehicle was described as a green Toyota Camry with New Jersey plates. The vehicle was last seen heading up Winter Street away from town.

A short time later officers responded to the area of Winter Street and Adams Avenue for a report of the suspect vehicle being located with the possible suspects inside, but prior to their arrival, the occupants had fled on foot after pulling into a driveway.

A K-9 search of the area turned up nothing.

The amount of cash in the cookie money box has not been disclosed.

Rochester Police released no information about a possible third suspect.

The Rochester Police are asking anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation to call Officer Thomas Powers at the Rochester Police Department at 330-7128. Tipsters can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 335-6500 or Text to TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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