Man Robs Woman At ATM, Gives Money Back After Seeing Her Account Balance

March 14, 2019

You know you’re broke when even robbers feel sorry for you.

Last month a woman was robbed at knifepoint while withdrawing cash from an ATM in the city of Heyuan, China. A man approached her and demanded she give him the 2,500 yuan she’d just gotten. The terrified woman gave him the cash and he demanded more, but when he looked over at the ATM screen he saw that she had no money left in her account.

The would-be robber felt bad for the woman, gave the money back to her and then walked off. The bizarre exchange was caught on surveillance camera:


Police eventually found the man and arrested him for armed robbery.