‘I can’t do this’: Man robbing bank has change of heart once he gets cash, N.C. cops say

After the man got the cash, he stopped and asked someone to "call the police"

By Simone Jasper
The Charlotte Observer

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A 69-year-old was robbing a North Carolina bank when he had a change of heart, according to deputies.

“I can’t do this,” the man reportedly said after he got the cash. “Call the police.”

The man then took a seat in the building’s lobby before he was brought into custody Tuesday, April 25, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said in a news release they responded at about 10:30 a.m. to a heist at a State Employees Credit Union. While at the Wilmington-area business, the man is accused of giving the teller “a note demanding money” and saying that he was armed with a gun.

But after the man got the cash, he stopped and asked someone to call the police, officials said.

The man was taken to jail and given a $25,000 bond. He faces a felony charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, court records show.

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