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Attempted Gas Station Robbery Ends When Owner Pulls Handgun

Brett Blume
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An early-morning attempt to rob a gas station in Jefferson County ended in a humiliating fail for a knife-wielding teen.

When the 16-year-old entered the BP gas station on Old Sugar Creek Road about 1:40 a.m., he flashed a knife and demaded cash.

The 64-year-old owner and operator instead pulled out a handgun, according to Captain Ron Arnhart with the sherrif’s department.

“Physical altercation occurred over the knife and over the gun. During that altercation, the victim received a cut on the hand and a bump on his head,” Arnhart says.

The gun did go off during the struggle, but nobody was hit.

The clerk is all right and not expected to face any charges — protecting his life and business, Arnhart says.

“The victim was able to gain control of the suspect – held him in the men’s restroom until deputies arrived and took him into custody,” he says.

Authorities are trying to determine if he is the same teen who robbed the same BP gas station earlier this month.

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