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Robbery haul needed a top-off

July 02, 2009|Times Wire Reports

New York state police say two Pennsylvania men robbed a gas station and might have gotten away -- if they had taken the time to fuel up.

Troopers said they caught Lonnie Meckwood, 29, and Phillip Weeks, 51, about a mile away after their getaway car ran out of gas late Monday night.

Meckwood and Weeks are being held in the Broome County Jail, accused of using a knife to rob a clerk at a convenience store in Kirkwood. The clerk wasn't hurt.

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