Do you recognize this man who police said robbed the Choice Cigarette Outlet in Shrewsbury? If so, contact Southern Regional Police.
Do you recognize this man who police said robbed the Choice Cigarette Outlet in Shrewsbury? If so, contact Southern Regional Police.

Southern Regional Police are asking for the public's help in identifying an apologetic, bicycle-riding robber who targeted a Shrewsbury business Thursday.

It happened just before 8 p.m. at the Choice Cigarette Outlet/Exxon gas station at 4 E. Forrest Ave.

The robber brandished a black handgun and demanded cash, then apologized and explained he was committing the robbery because his mother was sick, according to police.

After getting cash, the robber fled on a bicycle, police said.

He is described as white, about 22 years old, 5-feet-7 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a red backpack, police said.

Anyone with information about his identity, or the robbery, can call police at (717) 235-3944.