Tioga County Sheriff's officials say two Rochester men are accused in an armed robbery in the Town of Berkshire over the weekend.


Authorities were called at 10:04 p.m. December 12 to the Dollar General on State Route 38 with a report that a man with a handgun stole money from the store safe and property from an employee before fleeing in a vehicle driven by another man.

Sheriff's officials say the suspects' vehicle failed to stop for the Deputy who was in the area, resulting in a brief pursuit.

20-year-old Stephon Augustin and 22-year-old Brazil Downs were arrested after the vehicle crashed.

Augustin and Downs are each charged with two felony counts of robbery and two felony counts of grand larceny.

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They were sent to the Tioga County Jail without bail.

The Sheriff's office says the investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.

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