Police say a man desperate for cash to buy his children Christmas gifts has been jailed on charges of robbing a western Pennsylvania tavern.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 37-year-old Darryl Foster, of Midland, who remained in the Beaver County Jail Thursday.

Midland police say Foster wore a mask, a hooded sweat shirt and gloves when he grabbed money from a register and demanded a bag of money from a safe at the Riviera Lounge about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Police found Foster by following footprints in the snow. Police say the suspect told them he was "going crazy, and had no money for his children for Christmas because he could not find a job."

Foster allegedly stole $985, at least some of which police recovered.