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Armed robber nabbed by Syracuse Police

Syracuse Police Department officers arrested Stephen Phelps Martens, age 26, of 207 Euclid Drive in Fayetteville after he robbed the Wilson Farms on North Salina St. late last night.

About 10:25 p.m. April 16, the Syracuse Police responded to a robbery complaint at the Wilson Farms located at 1120 North Salina St. They quickly obtained a description of the suspect who was armed with a knife at the time of the robbery. Police checked the area and quickly located Martens about two blocks from the store.

The proceeds of the robbery were recovered, and no one was injured in the incident.

Martens was charged with robbery in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, both felonies. Martens was lodged in the Justice Center and will be arrainged this morning in criminal court.

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