Would-be thief sends merciful NY store owner $50

AP News
Posted: Dec 03, 2009 4:14 PM

A Long Island convenience store owner who showed mercy to a would-be robber said he's received an apology note and $50 in the mail. The unsigned note said it was from the man who tried to rob Mohammad Sohail. It said the would-be robber has a new job, a new child, and is staying out of trouble.

Sohail is saving the $50 for charity.

The bat-wielding man tearfully told Sohail in May that he was trying to feed his family. The rifle-toting businessman gave him $40 and bread, and made him promise never to rob again.

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The man disappeared when Sohail went to get milk for the family.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com