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Two men charged with robbing Schenectady market

Two men charged with robbing Schenectady market

City police arrested two men in connection with a robbery late Tuesday night at a Crane Street store

City police arrested two men in connection with a robbery late Tuesday night at a Crane Street store, police said.

The robbery happened just before 11:30 p.m. at One Stop Grocery, 729 Crane St., when a man entered the store, displayed a handgun. The man demanded the clerk turn over the safe and the money drawer.

The suspect then fled on foot and was spotted entering a maroon Honda. Officers soon located that Honda with two individuals inside.

One man, later identified as Feeiaz M. Yacob, 19, of Schenectady, fled on foot and was arrested a few blocks away.

The passenger of the vehicle, identified as Haresh N. Brijraj, 19, of Schenectady, was also arrested.

Both Yacob and Brijraj were charged with first-degree robbery, a high-level felony.

They were held overnight and were to be arraigned this morning.

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