Created: 06/04/2014 11:00 AM WHEC.com
A 46-year-old Gates man has been arrested on attempted robbery charges.
Gates Police say on Tuesday afternoon, Lawrence Kidman tried to rob the Westin Mini-Mart on Buffalo Road. Investigators say Kidman put his hand inside his sweatshirt and made a gun-like motion towards the clerk while demanding money. According to police, Kidman left after the clerk grabbed a baseball bat to defend himself.
Kidman was later located and taken into custody. He is charged with attempted robbery and aggravated unlicensed operation. Kidman is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of bail.