Man pulls gun on patron while trying to steal sandwich

CREATED Jan 22, 2013

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Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man was arrested Monday night after he pulled a gun on a patron at a Circle K after trying to steal a sandwich. 
 
Police responded to the Circle K at 2802 North Stone Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Monday after someone called to report that a man had a gun, according to a release from the Tucson Police Department. 
 
The release says that a man entered the store and grabbed a sandwich and drink and attempted to leave without paying for the items. 
 
A customer witnessed this and attempted to stop the suspect at the front door, according to the release. 
 
The release says that the man then pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the customer and threatened to shoot him. The man then left the area on a bicycle.
 
Shortly after police responded, they located the man, 39-year-old Richard Smith, at a nearby Circle K at 2701 north Oracle Road. 
 
According to the release, the handgun was located in a trash can where Smith was standing. Smith was charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault.