Police are still searching for a suspected robber in Philadelphia after he reportedly returned the money he stole after discovering it was not enough to fund his child’s kidney transplant.
According to authorities, shortly before 11 a.m. Monday, an armed man in a green raincoat wearing a black-and-white mask on the lower part of his face walked into a smoke shop in the city. When the clerk opened the register, the suspect grabbed the money inside, but then said, “You know what, I’m not gonna do it to you, it’s not gonna help my daughter’s transplant,” and returned the money to the register before running away down the street.
The robber had reportedly only stolen just over $100. Police say that even though the money was returned, the man would still be charged with a crime for the attempted armed holdup. They also stated they have been unable to confirm whether the man does indeed have a daughter that needs a transplant.