MANATEE -- A 51-year-old man was arrested after he tried and failed to rob a Bradenton convenience store early Friday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 2:17 a.m., Richard Mazion walked into the Circle K at 904 30th Ave. E., pulled a gun on a clerk and demanded money, according to a news release.
The clerk was unable to produce any money, and when another customer approached the store, Mazion fled, deputies said.
Several deputies, including a K9 unit, responded, and they were able to locate and arrest Mazion a few blocks away.
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Mazion faces a charge of armed robbery. He was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.