October 1, 2009

Police: Robber returned for soda

Investigators said a man who stole nearly $100 from an Indiana drug store returned for a beverage he purchased before the robbery.

Beech Grove police said the man, described as about 48 years old, handed a Walgreen's clerk $2 for a cola and made idle conversation until she opened the cash register, The Indianapolis Star reported Thursday.

The man then put his hand under his coat and informed the clerk he was robbing the store. He took $97 from the register and began to leave, police said.

However, the police report said the man came back for the bottle of soda that he placed on the counter and previously paid for.

Police said the suspect was last seen walking through a parking lot across the street from the store.