Armed Robber Recognizes Victim From Prison, Lets Him Go

Kansas man apologizes for stealing wallet, police say

By Alexandra Ward
|  Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:54 PM EDT
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Armed Robber Recognizes Victim From Prison, Lets Him Go

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A Kansas robber gave back his victim's wallet and cell phone after realizing the man had served time with him before.

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A Kansas robber who tried to steal a man’s cell phone and wallet at gunpoint apologized and let him go after realizing the two had served time together, Reuters reported. Now that’s what friends are for.

The victim, a Wichita man, claimed that two men armed with a semi-automatic handgun approached him on the street late Wednesday and demanded his phone and wallet, according to Wichita police. When one of the robbers was searching the man’s pockets, the two realized they had served prison time together before, police said. The robber reportedly apologized, shook the victim’s hand and walked away.

Nevertheless, the victim reported the incident to police, but said he didn’t think he could identify the robbers in a lineup, police told Reuters. 

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