Attempted robbery ends in goodwill gesture

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - An overnight robbery attempt takes a bizarre turn in Henrico, when the suspect and victim end up sharing a cigarette and a beer together.

Police say it happened at the apartments on Saint Martins Trail, near Saint Martins Lane and Homeview.

The suspect first demanded something from the victim, but instead of surrendering it, the victim offered a cigarette and a beer.

The two, then chatted and the victim told the suspect to never attempt to rob anyone again.

No one was hurt, nothing was taken, and police say they were amused, but don't encourage anyone to take such a risk.

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