SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Two Springfield men are under arrest after police allege they robbed two convenience stores in two towns.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 9:15 Tuesday night, officers were called to the 7-Eleven on Springfield Street for a report of a robbery.
The suspect in that robbery was able to get away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, and officers were able to get a good description of the man from store employees and surveillance video.
Then a little after 10:00 p.m., West Springfield Police responded to a Cumberland Farms store in their town for a report of a robbery there.
The suspect in that robbery was seen running from the store and getting into a gold Nissan Maxima.
A witness was able to get the entire plate number and police put out an alert to Springfield and other area communities to be on the lookout for that car.
A short time later, Delaney adds that a Springfield police officer was stopped at the light at Pearl and Spring Streets when she saw a car matching that description head south on Spring Street, towards State Street.
The officer followed the car as it wound down a couple city streets, when she radioed for back-up and pulled the car over.
Police arrested 29-year-old Charles Falcon and 26-year-old Isaisa Mena, both from Springfield, and charged them with one count each of armed robbery.
Delaney says that witnesses were able to identify Falcon as the alleged robber of the Cumberland Farms, while the victim in the 7-Eleven robbery identified Mena as the alleged suspect in that case.
Investigators recovered money that was stolen from both robberies from the car.
Both suspects are set to be arraigned Wednesday in Springfield District Court.