‘Polite Robber’ Repeatedly Apologizes While Holding Up Convenience Store

Sad sign of the times? CBS News reports:

The owner of a Seattle, Wash., convenience store says the man who robbed him at gunpoint was polite.

Shell station owner John Henry told the police that the man bought a cup of coffee and then asked for a favor – empty the till.

When Henry asked what he meant, the man said, “I’m robbing you, sir.”

Henry offered him $40, but the man took all the money, about $300, apologizing and saying that he had bills to pay and children to feed.

As he left, the robber said that if he ever got back on his feet, he’d pay the money back.

Surveillance video shows the man, who appeared to be in his fifties, driving off in a red car.

He left fingerprints and video evidence that King County sheriff’s detectives are using to look for him…

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  • Anon

    $300? That’s way to much for a cashier to have in his register, I can tell you the cashier was fired if he wasn’t the boss.

    The guys seems nice and I know lots of people have been through times like this but robbery almost never pays off. I actually kinda hope the cops don’t catch him and he does get on his feet.

  • Anon

    $300? That’s way to much for a cashier to have in his register, I can tell you the cashier was fired if he wasn’t the boss.

    The guys seems nice and I know lots of people have been through times like this but robbery almost never pays off. I actually kinda hope the cops don’t catch him and he does get on his feet.

  • Haystack

    “I am robbing you, sir.”

    Are we sure he’s not a time travelling highwayman from the 18th century?

  • Haystack

    “I am robbing you, sir.”

    Are we sure he’s not a time travelling highwayman from the 18th century?

  • dirty johnny

    Wow. I should’ve tried this when I was on smack.

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