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A St. Louis man has been charged with robbing gas stations in Ladue and Richmond Heights on New Year's Day.

Zhadi Hervey, 19, allegedly was a part of a group who held up three businesses at gunpoint that day: the BP at 814 South Lindbergh Boulevard in Ladue, the Phillips 66 at 2200 South Big Bend Boulevard in Richmond Heights and the In and Out Market at 1133 Bellevue Avenue in Richmond Heights. 

He allegedly stole items including lottery tickets, cash, cigarillos and beer, while at least one other robber held a store clerk at gunpoint, according to charges filed Saturday. The documents say Hervey, of the 2600 block of Hereford Street in St. Louis, used a car during the robberies that was registered to someone in his family.

The owner of the In and Out Market told Fox 2 News that one of the robbers said he was 19 and repeatedly said he was "sorry" and that he didn't "want to do this."

Hervey faces three counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action. Bond was set at $150,000. His mug shot was not immediately available and it was unclear if anyone else had been charged in connection with the robberies.

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