A 49-year-old man armed with a kitchen knife tried to rob a gas station in Maryville on Sunday morning, police said.
Pierre S. Mark from Maryville was arrested in connection with the attempted robbery, which police say occurred at about 9:15 a.m. at the Casey's General Store on South Center Street.
According to a Maryville Police press release, Mark went into the store brandishing a kitchen knife and ordered the cashier to give him the money in the drawer.
When the cashier refused, Mark told the cashier he had an accomplice outside with a gun. The cashier still refused, and Mark left the store.
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Maryville officers arrived at the store to investigate, leading to Mark's arrest. He was charged with attempted armed robbery, and his bail was set at $100,000.