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Two arrested for knifepoint robbery in Kirkwood

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Binghamton woman and Broome County man have been arrested for allegedly conducting a knifepoint robbery then leading police on a chase into Pennsylvania.

30-year old Derick Svenson and 31-year old Jenifer Griffith were arrested on Sunday and charged with robbery.

Broome County Sheriff's deputies responded to Hiner Road in the Town of Kirkwood late Sunday afternoon after a woman reported her purse stolen.

The victim, an acquaintance of both Svenson and Griffith, says she was threatened with a knife while she was in a vehicle with the suspects.

Police say she was able to get out of the car and flee to a nearby home to call for help.

Officers then tried to stop Svenson and Griffith in a vehicle during the early morning on Monday.

The two suspects led police on a pursuit down Interstate 81 into Gibson, Pennsylvania where they were taken into custody.

More charges are expected to be filed.


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