Ice House robber wanted to buy synthetic drugs

Jerry Amos was charged with 2nd degree robbery Sunday

MOBERLY, Mo. - The man accused of robbing a Moberly store Saturday wanted to use the money to buy synthetic drugs.

That's according to Moberly police, who announced the arrest Sunday.

According to a news release, Jerry Amos entered Ice House convenience store in the 300 block of West Rollins around 3 p.m. Saturday.

He handed the clerk a note that stated he had a gun and demanded money. The clerk told investigators the man never actually showed a gun.

He got away with an undisclosed amount of money from the register.

A citizen tip Sunday led to the arrest of the 35-year-old Amos in the 900 block of Franklin Street.

Randolph County Prosecutor Mike Fusselman charged Amos with 2nd degree robbery. He was being held on $20,000 bond.

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