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Thief Returns Money From Decade-Old Robbery

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than a decade after claiming to have robbed a market on Nolensville Pike, the supposed thief has returned the money, along with an apology asking for forgiveness.

12 years ago, the store owner at the Interasian Market said a man got away with about $300 after cleaning out the cash register at gunpoint.

On Friday, store owners said a man, who turned out to be the thief, dropped off an envelope holding $400 in cash, and a handwritten apology to the owner for taking the money. 

In the letter, the man claimed to be a former drug addict, and asked the store owner to forgive him.

"He read it, and he was absolutely floored," said Somboon Wu, the store owner's son.  "He couldn't believe somebody was doing this, he says he's never seen this, ever, in all his years of practice."

The one-time thief left before the store owner could open the envelope.

The owner said he forgives him, and wishes he would have stayed so he could thank him for his apology.

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