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Cops: Robbery try done to aid kin

on November 01, 2013 10:30 AM

SARVER (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man tried to rob a pharmacy of painkillers for his dying brother.

WPXI-TV reported Kenneth Miller, 28, of Cabot, tried to rob the Colonial Pharmacy in nearby Sarver about 10 p.m.

According to a criminal complaint, Miller told a clerk he had a bomb, saying, “Sorry to do this, but I need painkillers for a sick relative.” When the clerk told Miller there were no pills left to steal, Miller left.

Police soon caught up to Miller and didn’t find a bomb.

Cassie Miller, the suspect’s wife, told the station that her husband’s brother has a life-threatening illness.

Calling Miller “a good man and a good father,” she said, “If he did it, he did it out of desperation to help his family.”

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