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Gas station robber apologizes; crime caught on tape

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

He said he was sorry. A man who robbed a gas station Monday morning apologized to the clerk he was holding up.

He robbed the Shell station on Connector Rd., just off I-75 in Georgetown, claiming he needed the money to feed his kids.

The whole crime was caught on tape.

Just before 6:30 Monday morning, police say the man came inside the Shell station while the one employee working there was stocking the shelves.

Surveillance video shows the robber--masked with a stocking cap and a jacket on inside out--coming inside the store.

He stood around for a while, waiting on the attendant. Even another customer came inside to pay for gas before the robber told the clerk he had a weapon and demanded money.

"The clerk obviously complied, which is the right thing to do in this situation, and gave him the money from the register," says Lt. Robert Swanigan with Georgetown Police.

But while the man was robbing the gas station, police say he told the employee, he was sorry.

"He was very apologetic. He told the clerk he was sorry, but that he had six kids at home that he had to feed, and he apologized and left with his money," Lt. Swanigan says.

The gas station worker was not hurt.

Georgetown Police say four robberies have happened in the last few weeks.

"Normally around Christmas time and the holidays we see an increase in these types of crimes," Lt. Swanigan says.

Georgetown Police say the robber ran away from the store towards Paris Rd. They ask if anyone saw anything or has any information to call them at 502-863-7826.

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