Armed Robber Returns to Gas Station, Gives Back Stolen Money

Armed Robber Returns to Gas Station, Gives Back Stolen Money

A Humboldt County man who allegedly robbed a gas station at gunpoint returned to the scene of the crime just hours later, returned the money he stole, and surrendered to police.

Cyle Warren Abbott Jr., 23, was arrested Sunday morning and booked on armed robbery and probation violation charges, according to the Eureka Times-Standard

Abbott allegedly robbed a gas station at around 6:15 a.m., pointing a pistol at the clerk and demanding the cash in the register before taking off. At about 9:06 a.m., the gas station’s assistant manager called local authorities to report that the man had come back with the stolen money.

According to the report, the suspect waited in the gas station bathroom to surrender to police. Abbott also reportedly apologized to police and employees at the gas station, saying he was trying to “do the right thing,” and that he wanted to “turn his life around.”

Abbott also told authorities that the pistol he used in the robbery was a loaded “BB gun,” and that he had thrown it away after driving away from the gas station. Police were unable to locate the pistol.


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