HOUSTON, Texas -

Some Houston-area Girl Scouts selling cookies at a grocery store have been credited with helping nab a shoplifting suspect caught with $2,000 worth of unpaid goods.    

The girls and their mothers last Sunday noticed a man wheeling a cart out of an H-E-B in Katy but no items were bagged.     

Girl Scout Hailey Matthews said the man appeared to be stealing a lot of stuff. The girls and their mothers watched the man push the cart - with wine, groceries and small appliances - to a vehicle, then reported him to an H-E-B employee, who called police.     

Capt. Bryon Woytek said Chastain Cox of Katy was arrested on a theft charge. Online records Thursday did not list Cox as still in custody or an attorney for him.