ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Stillwater businessman has come to the rescue of an area Girl Scout troop.

In February, someone stole 252 boxes of cookies and $90 in cash from a Woodbury troop.

The girls were planning to sell the cookies outside a movie theater but first went to see a movie. That’s when someone broke into their minivan and took the cookies, a cash box and a dozens of other items.

When real estate company owner Keith Keeley read about it in the Pioneer Press, he wanted to help. So he’s donating the value of the cookies and cash — $972.

His granddaughter is a former troop member and he says the theft touched his heart.

Kathi Eastlund, whose minivan was broken into, says she didn’t expect such a donation.

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Comments (4)
  1. Singer says:

    That’s nice of him.

    I hope the stealer stomach pain from eating all those cookies.

  2. pat says:

    Hey if he has money to throw around he should give it to the government so they can give it to the guy who stole the cookies, or another who won’t work.
    Seriously, nice of him.

  3. st says:

    just goes to show there are some really nice people
    any body who would steal from the girl scouts is a real can’t say that word here

  4. cindy says:

    A nice article about a good person for a change, good to see. We need more of them!

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