Philadelphia man makes an attempt to rob retailer to pay for daughter's operation, returns cash: police

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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police are looking for a person accused of making an attempt to rob a retailer as a result of he stated he wanted cash for his daughter’s kidney transplant operation.

Video reveals the person approaching a girl behind the counter with a handgun drawn and waving it within the air on the 1 Cease Smoke Store.

Kimo, the shop proprietor, stated the would-be thief might’ve gotten away with at the very least a pair hundred {dollars} in his hand.

That was unbelievable, what occurred as a result of he really had the cash in his hand and refused to take it, and stated it wasn’t sufficient to pay for his daughter’s kidney transplant,” Kimo stated.

That is when, out of the blue, the suspect stated he wasn’t going ahead with the theft. Kimo stated the person instructed him the crime would not assist his daughter’s kidney operation.

A KYW reporter requested Kimo, “What do you assume ought to occur to him?”

Kimo replied, “Onerous to say. I believe for prepared to make use of the gun or taking it out of his pocket, he must be punished for that, however in the identical time, as a society we should always do one thing to assist individuals like that and never push him to the sting the place they’ve to make use of a gun.”

At that time, the proprietor stated the person put his gun away and have become pleasant and left with out taking the cash or hurting anyone.

Although he did not take something, police stated the person nonetheless faces an armed theft cost, however they’re additionally interested by studying extra about his daughter.

“If you’re going to commit a theft, I suppose the most effective one to commit is one the place you do not full it, and alter your thoughts,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew stated.

Police stated they assume they know who the would-be robber is. They stated they’re making an attempt to trace him down and could possibly supply some help to his household.