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Armed Robber Has Second Thoughts: Pa. Bandit Returns Haul to Homeless Man

Pa. Man Tells Armed Robber He's Homeless, Gets Stuff Back
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file) Rich Pedroncelli

YORK, Pa. (CBS/AP) Police in Pennsylvania say an armed robber gave back everything he stole from a homeless man after learning he lives at a shelter.

The York Dispatch reported Thursday that 22-year-old Larry Sanderson was outside the York Rescue Mission on Wednesday night when a man displayed the handle of a revolver and told him to empty his pockets.

The paper says Sanderson turned over his wallet, cell phone, MP3 player and cigarettes.

When the armed man asked Sanderson if that was all he had, Sanderson explained he lives at the shelter.

Police say the robber replied, "I can respect that," returned the man's property, and walked away.