BATH — A teenager armed with a toy gun put himself in danger with police after he allegedly robbed a convenience store in Bath.

Bath Police Chief Michael W. Field said officers were called to the One Stop Food & Ice convenience store at 624 Washington St. around 7:30 Sunday night to investigate an armed robbery.

Sgt. Daniel Couture, who was patrolling the area when the call came in, spotted a male suspect matching the description. He chased the boy on foot before cornering him on a walking path behind a Middle Street home.

Bath Officer Michele Small and Sagadahoc Deputy Matt Shiers arrived a few moments later. The suspect sat down in tall grass and refused to get up. When the officers took the 15-year-old into custody they found a toy hand gun concealed in his pant leg.

The juvenile was also a suspect in a Saturday night theft in which he allegedly ran from a taxi after refusing to pay a $55 fare. He was taken to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

“The juvenile put himself in serious danger using a toy gun during the robbery and by not following the officers’ orders when he was cornered. This incident could have had a tragic ending for the young man,” Field said, in a prepared statement.

The boy is scheduled to appear n West Bath District Court on July 2.