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Robber beats retreat after children offer savings

The Local · 16 Nov 2011, 16:30

Published: 16 Nov 2011 16:30 GMT+01:00

The man had rung the doorbell of the house in the northern town of Schwanewede near Bremen on Monday evening, and forced his way in.

Wearing a balaclava and a long black coat, the man had the terrified babysitter at gunpoint when the children she was looking after, came downstairs.

When they offered him their savings, he was obviously overcome with shame and left the house without a word – or a cent.

“The children had heard what was going on from upstairs and came down with their money, all their savings,” a police spokesman told The Local on Wednesday.

He said he was not releasing the ages of the children in order to protect them from being identified, but that they were both younger than seven.

“The robber must have realised what he was doing was awful, and simply put his gun away and left,” said the spokesman.

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The authorities are now looking for the would-be robber, described as in his early twenties, 185 centimetres tall and thin.

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Your comments about this article

08:39 November 17, 2011 by koli
Well, he sure was not a memeber of the EU because if he was, he would have taken the savings, asked them to sing future payment bonds and make them fire the babysitter.
11:46 November 17, 2011 by freechoice
Hallelujah! Things like this should happen more often, and it will ease the crowded situation in prisons.
02:52 November 19, 2011 by soros
At least someone somewhere still has a sense of shame...
13:52 November 20, 2011 by n230099
@ koli---LOL!!
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