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Mother's call stops alleged robbery suspect on his way to targeted business, police say

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ARNOLD, Mo. ( -

A would-be armed robber was stopped by police before he could reach the business he intended on robbing. But how were the authorities able to find the suspect and foil his plans? 

The suspect's mother called them. 

Arnold Police arrested the 26 year-old suspect, who was allegedly on his way to rob a convenience store. 

Lt. James Jones of the Arnold Police Department said the mother of the suspect called police and informed them her son was on his way to commit a robbery, armed with a BB gun and a scarf to conceal his identity. 

Jones said that police stopped the man's car and took him into custody before he reached the Phillips 66 at 5 Municipal Drive, which his mother said was his intended target.

Police told News 4 the man admitted he planned to rob the gas station and said it was to support a drug habit. Jones said drug paraphernalia was found in his car.

The suspect was booked and then released pending application of warrants. But he was arrested several days later for violating his parole on a 2015 conviction for burglary. The man is currently in the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center
in Pacific.

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