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.