An armed robber demanded money from a York County business and then apologized for his crime, according to police.
Southern Regional police said the robber had a black semi-automatic handgun when he held up the Choice Outlet/Exxon at 4 E. Forrest Avenue in Shrewsbury just before 8 p.m. Thursday.
He told the clerk he was sorry and that he was doing the robbery because his mother was sick, police said. He then left the scene on a bicycle.
Police have released a surveillance photo of the robber. He was described as a white male who sounded about 22 years old, was 5'7" tall and weighed around 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie with a black and red backpack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Southern Regional police at 717-235-3944 or 717-840-2971.