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.