A teenager charged with armed robbery is getting some help from a surprising scenario through an elderly woman who read about why the 19-year-old allegedly committed the crime. 89-year-old Sylvia Robinson from Dracut read about the troublesome 19-year-old Cameron McCormack of Dracut was facing inside the Lowell Sun. McCormack was charged with armed robbery after he allegedly used a pellet gun to rob a man at Hovey Field in Lowell just before New Year’s Eve.
Police stated that the teenager, who pleaded guilty to the crime immediately, stole $26 from a 25-year-old he met online. The police report states that McCormack went ahead and told the police that he robbed the victim to get money to pay rent.
McCormack’s honesty touched Robinson, a retired pastor. Robinson wrote a check for $100 to assist McCormack to pay his rent. “We hope he doesn’t repeat this because he knows there are people who care,” …