- A robber entered a shop and demanded all the money from the cashier
- He gave the cashier a note stating he had a sick child and allowed 15 seconds for compliance
- The cashier cooperated and the suspect was able to walk out of the shop without harming anyone
A man has left police and staff stunned after he robbed a pharmacy with the claim that he had a sick child he needed to take care of.
The man is estimated to be aged between 30 and 40. He entered Rite Aid store in Philadephia on Friday and demanded all the money from the cashier.
In a statement, Philadelphia Police said the suspect, who is yet to be identified, issued the shop employee a note with demands that also included an apology.
"An unknown male entered the Rite Aid located at 7401 Ogontz Avenue initially acting as if to make a purchase.
"The suspect then produced a demand note, handing it to the employee which read in part, 'Give me all the money. I’m sorry, I have a sick child. You have 15 seconds.' "
The man was dressed in a grey hooded zip-up jacket, denim style jeans, black sneakers, gloves and baseball cap.He fled the scene on foot after the cashier handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.
The incident was captured on CCTV and police have asked the public to disclose information that may lead to his capture.
"The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money. The offender fled the area on foot north towards 75th Street. No injuries were reported," police said.
According to CNN, a similar incident happened in June lastyear.
A man armed with a gun demanded money from a shop so he could pay for his daughter's kidney transplant.
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