Police looking for apologetic robber in Shrewsbury

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who robbed a Shrewsbury convenience store at gunpoint and then apologized to the clerk.

Officers were dispatched just before 8 p.m. Thursday to the Choice Outlet/Exxon located at 4 East Forrest Avenue for a report of an armed robbery.

Police say the suspect walked into the store, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the cash register.

According to police reports, the suspect told the clerk he was sorry and that he was doing it  because his mother was ill.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his early 20’s, 5’7″ and 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie and had a small black and red backpack.

He was last seen fleeing the store on a bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 717-235-3944 or 717-840-2971.