Police: 2 men attempt to rob Girl Scouts stand in front of Tacoma store

File photo of Girl Scout cookies

TACOMA, Wash. -- Two men attempted to rob a Girl Scouts cookie stand on Saturday night outside a Tacoma store, according to Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool.

The incident happened about 6:25 p.m. Saturday in the 7200 block of Pacific Avenue.

According to Cool, the Girl Scout at the stand had left for a few minutes during the incident, while an adult stood by at the stand.

The two men are described as being in their 20s and were wearing gray hoodies. One of them reportedly had a gun, Cool said.

Nothing was taken during the attempted robbery.

Although it doesn't happen often, Cool said there have been similar incidents in past years.

In a Facebook post, Girl Scouts of Western Washington released the following statement:

We are saddened and disheartened to share that there was an attempted robbery at a Girl Scout booth site in Tacoma this evening. We are grateful that no one was harmed, although of course they are shaken. The attempt was unsuccessful and was a very quick interaction, thankfully. Girl Scouts of Western Washington was informed immediately, and we are cooperating with the police who are investigating. The family has requested privacy at this time, although we thank everyone for their good thoughts and well wishes. If you have questions, please contact

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