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2 men attempt to rob Girl Scouts in front of store

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TACOMA, Wash. -- Two men attempted to rob Girl Scouts on Saturday night while they were selling cookies 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 two men were described as being in their 20s. One of them reportedly had a gun.

Nothing was taken during the attempted robbery, Cool said.

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 productprogram@girlscoutsww.org.

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