Suspect in robbery of Girl Scouts arrested, police say

February 27, 2013 2:25:29 PM PST
Police say they have arrested the man who robbed a Girl Scout troop at a Chester County supermarket.

Jevon Michael Avis, 31, formerly of Berwyn, was arrested Tuesday night in Carlisle, Cumberland County.

He is being charged with theft and related charges in connection with a string of robberies, including several purse snatchings and the strong arm robbery of Girl Scout Troop 4305 in Chester County.

It was approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday January 20th when police responded to the Pathmark supermarket at 450 W. Swedesford Road in the Berwyn section of Tredyffrin Township.

Investigators say a man approached a group of Girl Scouts from Troop 4305, who had a table set up for cookie sales.

The man reached into a donation container and took money being collected for United States Military Service People.

The man then forcibly reached into a cash box containing money from cookie sales, stealing approximately $20. Police say the quick-thinking Girl Scouts closed the box, preventing the man from getting more money.

The suspect then fled to the back of the building where he got into a blue vehicle and drove off.

Police say surveillance video helped lead them to Avis. ?