NEW YORK - A Pakistani-American convenience storeowner, who showed mercy to a would-be robber six months ago said he has received an apology note and $50 in the mail, according to media reports. The unsigned note said it was from the man who tried to rob Mohammad Sohail, the owner. It said the would-be robber has a new job, a new child, and is staying out of trouble. The story began in May 2009, when Sohail of Shirley, New York, was closing his Shirley Express convenience store one night. Security camera footage from that evening shows a man wielding a baseball bat barging into the store and demanding money. Sohail had a rifle ready and quickly aimed it directly in the robbers face, forcing the man to drop the bat and lay on the ground. The man immediately started to plead with him, tearfully saying, Im sorry, I have no food. I have no money. My whole family is hungry. Dont call the police. Dont shoot me. When I see him starting crying [those] things, I really feel bad for him, said Sohail. I say, oh man, this is something different. Sohail made the man pledge never to rob anybody ever again, then gave the man $40 and a loaf bread. Sohail said the man then wanted to be a Muslim like him, so he recited an Islamic oath and gave the would-be robber the name Nawaz Sharif Zardari. Sohail went to get some milk, but when he returned the man had fled with the money and food. Both Mohammad Sohail and Suffolk County Police have no idea who the man is. After the May incident, Sohail explained that he will absolutely not be pressing charges, though police are still investigating the case. Over the past six months, Sohails story of sympathy and kindness has inspired many across the country. The Shirley Express store has received numerous letters of admiration. Sohail has also received several checks with such messages for a couple hundred dollars in total. He has made a point to give this money to the people by offering free bagels, rolls and coffee in his store every night after 9 oclock. But the envelope that arrived on Wednesday came as a surprise. Postmarked November 11 without a return address, it enclosed a $50 bill and a note apparently from the would-be robber. The typed letter begins, You change my life, and goes on to say that the man is sorry for his actions six months ago. The letter says Sohails acts inspired him to become a True Muslim and that his life has changed dramatically. Im very happy that somebody got to change his life, Sohail said. If he is a maybe criminal, maybe is not anymore. So now he is a good person in this community and Im very glad for that. Hes staying out of trouble, hes not in a jail, hes taking care of his family.