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Man charged in Behrmann's Tavern robbery

The robbery made waves when surveillance footage showed an unfazed bar patron casually lighting up a cigarette while the suspect pointed a gun at him.
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ST. LOUIS — A man has been charged in the early Wednesday morning robbery of Behrmann's Tavern. 

Kevin Jerome Moore is facing four counts each of armed criminal action and first-degree robbery.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the suspect walked into Behrmann's Tavern in the 3100 block of Meramec Street just after midnight with a gun, ordered people onto the ground and demanded money.

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None of the customers in the tavern were injured.

Surveillance footage from the robbery showed a bar patron refusing to get on the ground or give up his cell phone, later casually lighting up a cigarette while the man pointed a gun at him.

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According to a probable cause statement from the police department, Moore has prior convictions of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.