Armed Robber Repents after Fla. Clerk's Sermon

Ad Feedback

A Christian employee at a mobile phone shop in Palm Beach, Fla. said her faith forced an armed robber to leave the store empty-handed.

Twenty-year-old store manager Nayara Goncalves said the would-be thief walked into MetroPCS store on July 23 wearing a dark cap and holding an umbrella. After the two had exchanged pleasantries, he drew a gun from his coat and told her not to be afraid.

'I said 'I know you have a gun and you're going to do what you want, but let me tell you about Jesus,'" Goncalves recalled, adding that she always carries a Bible.

'I'm a Christian and I have God, and let me tell you about Jesus because he can change your life, you don't need to do this," she told the robber.

Surveillance video from the Broward County Sheriff's Department shows just how unflappable she remained throughout the terrifying drama.

'I've never done this before. I'm not very good at this, obviously," he told her, adding that he too was a Christian. "I absolutely hate doing this."

The robber told the clerk he was desperate for $300 because his family was about to be evicted from their home. However, in the end, the robber left the store and did not harm Goncalves.

"He didn't do anything and I am very thankful," she said, claiming it was divine intervention.

Meanwhile, police are still searching for the man, who is reportedly in his late 30s or early 40s.

'I preached Jesus to him and maybe I helped him to save his life, who knows," she told the Miami Herald. "Maybe I planted a little seed in his heart."

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.