( Florence, Kentucky ) - A man was arrested Tuesday in Florence for attempted robbery at a gas station. 

Martin Jones, 50, was taken into custody by the Florence Police Department and charged with Robbery and Theft by Unlawful Taking.

The Louisville native had reportedly walked into the Speedway on Burlington Pike near 75/71 and demanded that the clerk “give [him] twenties.” When the clerk did not respond to the man’s request, Jones exited the business. 

Officer John Mulligan and Sargent Chad Irwin arrived at the gas station and found Jones in the parking lot. Jones was then transported to the Boone County Detention Center.