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Pair Arrested in Alleged Armed Robbery of Man who Hired an Escort

By Fox 40 Staff.
Binghamton Police have arrested two people, saying they robbed a man who hired an escort.

Police have arrested 26-year- old Melissa Depugh and 27-year-old Alex Comer for robbery. They say a 27-year-old male met an escort he found on binghamton backpage.com at his apartment on Jay Street last Friday. Police say Depugh came to the apartment and a short time later Comer entered, and appeared to be armed with a handgun and knife.

Police say Depugh took money from the victim's wallet and the suspects left in a small hatchback vehicle. Police say they've recovered the weapons Comer used: a bb gun and collapsible baton. Both suspects are in the Broome County Jail. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Binghamton police at 772-7080.