A man who was seen on CCTV robbing a pharmacy in Philadelphia, United States, told the clerk he did it to get money to save his sick child, police have said.
In the video released by Philadelphia police, the suspect, wearing a grey hoodie and dark gloves, entered a Rite Aid store on January 3, 2020, and took an item to the register.
The store clerk can be seen scanning the item and putting it in a plastic bag.
Then, according to a police statement, the man handed a note to the clerk that read in part, “Give me all the money. I’m sorry, I have a sick child. You have 15 seconds.”
The video showed the suspect dip his hands into his pocket and lean over the counter, before the clerk opened the register and put a certain amount of money into the same plastic bag.
The suspect then put the bag in his pockets and escaped on foot, police also said.
The man did not bring out a weapon during the robbery, Philadelphia Police Officer, Tanya Little added.
The Police said they have not identified the suspect, described as a black man between 30 and 40 years old, under 6 feet, tall with facial hair.