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Robber loses wallet, then asks victim to return it

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October 14, 2009 08:56 PM EST | AP

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Police said a would-be robber was in jail after losing his wallet during the attempted robbery then phoning the victim and asking for it to be returned. Little Rock police said the 23-year-old man was arrested on robbery charges Tuesday.

Police said the man tried to rob a man at gunpoint at his home but fled and dropped his wallet then later called and told the man to return the wallet at a service station in North Little Rock.

Little Rock police were interviewing the victim when the call came and notified North Little Rock police who found the suspect outside the service station and arrested him after a short foot chase.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com