A Detroit man robbed a credit union earlier this month to pay for his daughter's cancer treatment, according to South Lyon Police Lt. Chris Sovik.

Brian Randolph, 23, entered the Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon, Michigan, on August 12 at 9 a.m. and gave a teller a note asking for cash, indicating he had a gun.

Sovik says a gun was never found by police. Randolph was identified and arrested 2 days later.

Currently jailed on a $500,000 bond and facing up to life in prison, Randolph told detectives he recently lost insurance coverage to pay for cancer treatment for his daughter, who he said had a tumor behind her eye.

"The only thing he kept telling me is I want to be the man I'm supposed to be," Randolph's aunt told WXYZ-TV, who broke the story. "I want to provide for my child."

According to Oakland County and state Department of Corrections online records, Randolph has no felony history.

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