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Robbery charges filed in beer theft

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DES MOINES (AP) -- A Des Moines man faces up to 25 years in prison if he is convicted of the first-degree robbery charges filed against him for allegedly stealing a 24-ounce bottle of beer.

According to police, Francisco Soto took the beer from a Des Moines convenience store on Sunday. Police say the 21-year-old Soto pulled a knife on the clerk who tried to keep him from stealing the beer.

Investigators say the clerk called police and gave a description of the suspect.

Police say when they stopped a man matching that description a short time later, the suspect was drinking from a 24-ounce bottle of beer.

Soto is being held in the Polk County Jail on $10,300 bond. The first-degree robbery is a class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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