Failed robber returns to scene of crime to apologize; police make arrest

WINNIPEG – If only all crime cases were this easy to solve.

Early Wednesday morning, a man came up to a gas station in Winnipeg, approached the sliding window and told the employee he had a gun and to give him all the cash.

But the worker refused and simply shut the window, and the would-be robber fled in a vehicle.

A short time later, the man came back to apologize.

But police were at the gas bar investigating and the 44-year-old man was arrested and is facing a charge of robbery.

Const. Eric Hofley says no weapon was found and the man’s apology may help him in court.