Two men are arrested for a robbery at a Livonia gas station

LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - Two men were arraigned and charged in connection with a gas station robbery that was caught on camera.

Investigators say Tyler Robinson, 20, of Canton entered the Exxon gas station on Merriman at Schoolcraft on June 30 around 2:00 a.m. They say he put a bag of beef jerky on the cashier's counter, then flashed a silver handgun and demanded money.

He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and the bag of jerky. The robbery was recorded by surveillance cameras at the gas station.

Twenty minutes earlier, a similar incident happened in Plymouth Township. Information from that robbery tipped Livonia police, leading them to arrest Robinson and Matthew Ross. Police believe Ross, 21, of Taylor, drove the getaway car.

Both men are charged with armed robbery, which can carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

They are scheduled to appear before a judge in the 16th District Court on July 11.

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