Family: Man robbed bank to pay for toddler daughter's chemo

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A man under arrest for robbing a bank in Michigan says he did it to pay for his one-year-old daughter's chemotherapy.

DETROIT (WLS) -- The family of 23-year-old Brian Randolph says the only reason the Oakland County, Mich., man robbed a bank was to pay for his young daughter's chemo treatments.

Randolph was arrested August 14, two days after police say he robbed a Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon, Michigan, WXYZ reports.

His 1-year-old daughter's insurance was abruptly canceled, and with no money, his family says the desperate father tried robbing a bank.

I'm not sure what he was thinking at that point, but at the end of the day the only thing I can think about is him trying to take care of his child," his girlfriend said.

Little Brailynn Randolph goes to chemo every four weeks, as she battles retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer.

Police say surveillance photos show Randolph giving the teller a note, also indicating he had a gun on August 12, but never showed one.

"The only thing he kept telling me is, 'I want to be the man I'm supposed to be. I want to provide for my child,'" his aunt said.