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“It’s just a couple cookies,” Mr. Fruman said. “We sell thousands of cookies a day. A couple cookies means nothing.”

Ms. Armacost said there have been no other recent thefts involving food vendors at the shopping center, and Mr. Fruman said the twin robberies were the first time the company has been targeted.

But while the thefts were unprecedented, Mr. Fruman said he could understand why his product might be targeted.

“I have some damn good cookies,” he said with a laugh. “We have a lot of fans, but they usually pay at the counter.”