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Robbery suspect returns to apologize, gets arrested

WARSAW, Ind. – A Claypool, Indiana man was arrested when he returned to the convenience store he allegedly robbed to apologize to the clerk, according to the city of Warsaw Police Department.

Warsaw Police were notified Saturday around 4:45 p.m. about a robbery at the Freedom Express gas station on Argonne Road in Warsaw.

The attendant told police a white male wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and camouflage baseball cap entered the store, said he had a gun and demanded money in the register. He then left the store.

Officers were checking the area when the store clerk called back because the suspect had returned and was in the parking lot in a red pickup truck, according to police.

Officers arrived and took the suspect, 53-year-old Joseph J Bradley, into custody.

Bradley told officers he was only joking and did not have a gun, reports said.

Officers determined he did intend to rob the gas station, but felt bad about doing it so he left. He then returned to apologize to the clerk, according to police.

Bradley was taken to the Kosciusko County Jail on one count of attempted robbery.

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