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Park Hills man allegedly tries to rob store with bb gun

PARK HILLS, MO (KFVS) -

A St. Francois County man is facing robbery charges after he reportedly tried to hold up a convenience store with a bb gun.

The prosecutor's office says Anthony Omar Diaz, 24, of Park Hills, faces charges of robbery second degree after trying to rob the Park Hills Rivermart on East Main Street on Thursday night.

According to police, a clerk confronted Diaz during the alleged robbery telling Diaz "that's a bb gun." Diaz then reportedly pulled the trigger, there was a "click" noise and Diaz reportedly ran from the store.

Police later found Diaz and the gun at a home in Park Hills. He allegedly told police he robbed the store because he was a heroin addict and was out of the drug.

Diaz was taken to the St. Francois Co. Jail.

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