Weeping Robber Returns Stolen Cash to Store: Cops

New Hampshire suspect's guilty conscience apparently got to him
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2016 11:00 AM CDT
Carlos Reyes was apparently sorry for his alleged crime.   (Manchester Police Department, via WMUR)

(Newser) – He may have robbed a Stop-N-Go, but it looks like a New Hampshire man decided to stop and turn back instead—and return the money he was said to have stolen, WMUR reports. Carlos Reyes, 46, allegedly entered the Manchester convenience store just after noon on Tuesday, armed with a sharp rock, per the AP. A witness says the suspect said he was sorry while demanding the loot, explaining he needed the cash.

Reyes then reportedly took off, but a few hours later, according to a Stop-N-Go clerk, Reyes trudged back into the store weeping and gave the money back. The cops were called once again, and after they reviewed the surveillance tape, Reyes was arrested on charges of armed robbery. He's due in court Wednesday. (He must have felt really, really … heavy.)

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