updated 7/1/2009 1:49:54 PM ET 2009-07-01T17:49:54

State police in New York say two Pennsylvania men robbed a gas station and might have gotten away if they had also fueled up.

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Troopers said they caught 29-year-old Lonnie Meckwood, of Carbondale, and 51-year-old Phillip Weeks, of Tunkhannock, after their getaway car ran out of gas while they were trying to escape late Monday night.

They're accused of using a knife to rob a clerk at the Quickway Convenience Store in Kirkwood, near the New York-Pennsylvania border about 80 miles south of Syracuse. The clerk wasn't hurt.

Police found the pair about a mile away. Their car was on the side of the road.

They're being held in the Broome County Jail without bail. Troopers don't know if they have lawyers.

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