Robber returns money and an apology note to store he robbed a decade ago

A conscientious thief had a change of heart almost 11 years after committed the crime.


by Jessica Anais Rach |
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Keosavanh Xayarath was threatened by an armed robber at his store in Nashville, Tennessee over a decade ago.

But the guilt-ridden robber returned to the scene of the crime this month, to return the £250 along with an apology note, explaining that he was a reformed drug addict righting his wrongs.

The note, which InterAsian Market & Deli posted on their Instagram page, reads:

‘I am a drug addict. About 11 or 12 year ago I robber (sic) this store with a gun. I do not use drugs anymore and feal (sic) I must make amends to the people I have hurt in the past.

I came in you’re store (sic) around 9 or 10 o’clok in 2002 or 2003 and I got a 6 pack of beer and ask for cigarettes, when the registar opened to give change I pulled out a gun and took about $300 form the register then drove away in a white car. I hope you will accept this money and find forgiveness.

Peace be with you


The anonymous robber had a change of heart
The anonymous robber had a change of heart

The store responded positively on Instagram, writing:

‘This is truly inspirational and reminds us that there are plenty of good people in this world.

‘To the anonymous person, we want to tell you all is forgiven and thank for your note. We don’t care about the money.

‘We are more inspired and touched by your act. We hope you find peace in life and prosperity. Best wishes!’

Our faith in mankind has been restored.

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