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A 19-year-old Condon Avenue man previously banned from the Riverside Newsstand store at 778 Tonawanda St. was arrested there on petit larceny, trespass, menacing and harassment charges after he allegedly threatened store workers by pretending to have a handgun.

Javan C. Smith was arrested at about 7 p.m. Thursday after entering the store and allegedly attempting to steal candy and a donation box. Store personnel who videotaped him told police that when he was told to leave the store, he put his hand under his shirt and gestured as if he had a firearm and said he would “blast” the staff.