Apparently the robber’s conscience got the better of him.
Kids Thwart Robbery With Piggy Banks
Hearing the commotion, two small children in the house came downstairs — holding their piggy banks.
They approached the gunman, who had been holding his weapon under the babysitter’s nose, and offered him their life savings.
The man lowered his weapon and left without a word.
“We’re assuming that in the face of these small children holding out their piggy banks, he regretted his course of action and chose to retreat,” police spokesman Jürgen Menzel told SPIEGEL ONLINE.
Though nothing was stolen, the would-be robber isn’t entirely off the hook. Authorities are now seeking a perpetrator assumed to be in his early twenties, about 185 centimeters (6 feet 2 inches) tall, for attempted robbery.
Full article and photo: http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,798372,00.html