Being broke has its benefits. <small> Cover image via YouTube </small>
An attempted robbery at an ATM vestibule in Heyuan, China is making headlines for an unexpected plot twist
A woman named Li was withdrawing money in an ICBC bank when surveillance footage showed a man,<b> armed with a knife, approaching her from behind and demanding money</b>, NextShark reported.</p>
After Li fearfully handed over the CNY2,500 (RM1,520) she had just withdrawn from the ATM, the robber reportedly asked for more
That was when he asked to see her bank balance.
To his surprise, the machine’s screen revealed that the woman had a bank account balance of zero
Taking pity on Li, the man returned the money to her and walk off.
A CCTV camera caught him smiling as he left the vestibule.
Despite the robber’s gesture, he was still caught by the police and brought into custody, Shanghai.ist reported.
Watch CCTV footage of the attempted mugging here:
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