Robbers run out of gas

July 1, 2009 7:49:46 AM PDT
State police say two Pennsylvania men robbed an upstate New York gas station and might have gotten away if they'd remembered to do one thing - fuel up.

Troopers caught 29-year-old Lonnie Meckwood of Carbondale and 50-year-old Phillip Weeks of Tunkannock after their getaway car ran out of gas while the were trying to escape late Monday night.

They're accused of using a knife to rob a clerk at the Quickway Convenience Store in Kirkwood, 80 miles south of Syracuse near the New York-Pennsylvania border. The clerk wasn't hurt.

Police found the pair about a mile away. Their car was on the side of the road.

They're being held in the Broome County Jail without bail. Troopers didn't know if they have lawyers.

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