Philadelphia police looking for a man who in despair robbed pharmacy with a note "I'm sorry, I have a sick child"
Philadelphia man allegedly robbed a local pharmacy store with a note he gave to a clerk saying “I’m sorry, I have a sick child.”
Police is asking help in identifying the man, described as a black man between 30 and 40 years old, under 6 feet tall, who is responsible for the pharmacy robbery.
The felony was caught on the store’s surveillance video. A man seen walking into a Rite Aid initially acting like he is going to buy an item. Afterwards he comes up to the register and then hands the clerk a demand note with a heartbreaking plea which reads:
"Give me all the money. I'm sorry, I have a sick child. You have 15 seconds."
According to the police, the man did not show any gun and the robbery ended up with no injuries. The clerk calmly put a “undetermined amount of money” to the man’s shopping bag. The men left the store and fled on foot.
"We certainly understand that people have needs. That’s just not the way to go about fulfilling those needs," Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said.
Police say, if the man turns himself in for the act of desperation, the help to him and his family can be provided.
"There may be some specialized services for this individual and his family that he could be in need of too," Kinebrew added. "Unfortunately, the only way at this point he may be able to get them is if he comes in and sees us."