Father says he robbed bank to pay for daughter's chemotherapy

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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. (WPVI)

A man under arrest for robbing a bank in Michigan says he did it to pay for his daughter's chemotherapy.

23-year-old Brian Randolph was arrested on Aug. 14, two days after police say he robbed a credit union.

Randolph's family says the crime was an act of desperation after his one-year-old daughter's insurance was abruptly dropped.

She suffers from a form of eye cancer and requires chemo once a month.

Randolph's girlfriend, Asia Dupree, says he didn't know what else to do.

"It's just too much. Like, you don't know what's going to happen. You're not sure if she's going to be able to keep her eye or if it's going to get removed or if she's going to be sick one morning," said Dupree.

Police say Randolph told the teller he had a gun, but he never displayed one.

He is now facing numerous charges.

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