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(Correcting age)Man arrested for allegedly using "air soft" replica gun to rob Jamestown 7-Eleven store twice...

A citizen tip helped Jamestown Police make a quick arrest in their investigation of two early morning robberies Sunday and Monday at an eastside convenience store.  City Police Lieutenant Paul Abbott now says that 41 year-old Noel Vellon is accused of entering the 7-Eleven store at East Second and Buffalo Streets around 4 o'clock each morning... and, pulling a gun on the clerk.  Abbott says Vellon then demanded cash from the register... and, ran off.  He says the man arrested matches the description they received.  Abbott says they were directed to Vellon... who was found in a specific location.  He says police spoke with the man... who was later taken into custody.  Police now say the suspect faces two counts of second-degree robbery... and, two counts of menacing.  In both robberies... police say Vellon fled on foot.  Police add they have also recovered an "air soft" replica pistol the suspect allegedly used in the robberies.  If you have any information on the case... you're still encouraged to call police at 483-7537... or 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


Jamestown father and son under arrested for alleged burglary spree in Chautauqua and Warren Counties...

A father and son from Jamestown who were allegedly involved in a two-state burglary spree have been arrested... and, are jailed in Pennsylvania.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers add that local charges are also pending against 51 year-old William Lewis... and, his 28 year-old son, Eric.  The last local address for both is listed as 137 Prospect St.  Deputies say officers investigated several daytime burglaries in various parts of the town of Harmony and North Harmony during October and early November.  Several others were investigated in the towns of Busti and Ellicott.  Officers say local police were also working with Pennsylvania State Police on similar burglaries in Warren County.  Troopers say a Honda CRV was spotted at several of their break-ins... and, a car matching the description was stopped in Sugar Grove, PA back on Nov. 2.  Both men were arrested... and, interviewed by local police.  The Lewises were formally arrested by Lakewood-Busti police earlier today... and, are now in the county jail without bail on three counts each of second-degree burglary.  They also face several other charges in other jurisdications.

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