Dwayne Jefferson charged with attempted robbery of Family Dollar store

3:16 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a man police say attempted to rob a Family Dollar store and then barricaded himself inside the store.

Dwayne Jefferson, 19, has been charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, and kidnapping.

Authorities say Jefferson walked into the Family Dollar store located in the 4300 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Driver at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday with his face covered and armed with a dark-colored handgun.

Police were called to the scene for a robbery in progress, and say Jefferson was still inside the store when they arrived.

Officers set up a perimeter around the store when they saw Jefferson try to exit through a side door. When he spotted officers, he went back inside and into a storage area.

Jefferson eventually surrendered peacefully to police.

Officers recovered a pistol and a bag filled with cash and cigarettes from the store.

After he was arrested, police determined Jefferson was wanted in Kansas City for multiple business robberies.

KSDK

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