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Alleged would-be robber arrested

WHITE CITY — Police on Monday arrested a 22-year-old man accused of being the masked gunman who tried to rob a White City store at gunpoint early Saturday, but fled after the teller thought it was a hoax, authorities said.

Edward Henry Miller III was arrested without incident Monday afternoon at his residence on Barber Street in connection with the 3 a.m. robbery Saturday at the Stop 'N Go Market at 2362 Antelope Road, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Miller was taken into custody on charges of first-degree robbery and being a felon in possession of a weapon. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail, where he was being held Monday on a no-bail hold for allegedly violating his probation from a previous conviction.

The robber was wearing a mask and carrying a handgun when he entered the market and approached a female clerk, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said. After displaying the gun he demanded money, but the clerk thought she recognized the robber's eyes as those of a previous customer, Winters said.

The robber then left the store without taking anything, Winters said.

Deputies investigating the case eventually were led to Miller, Winters said.