Syracuse men arrested for robbing, assaulting homeowners with machete

A photo of the traffic stop on I-81 Monday night.

Two Syracuse men are under arrest after they allegedly robbed and beat residents in Oswego County on Monday.

State Police say 19-year-old Malik L. DeJesus and 21-year-old Christian M. Figueroa are accused of entering a home on Railroad Street in Parish Monday evening and assaulting the homeowners with a machete. The two men then reportedly stole property, including cash and a gun, before leaving the scene. Police say their vehicle was spotted by an Oswego County Sheriffâ??s Deputy on Interstate 81 in Parish and pulled over in Central Square, where they were arrested.

This traffic stop and arrest ended up being the â??major police presenceâ?? that CNY Centralâ??s Michael Benny reported Monday night. Click here to look back at that story.

Police say DeJesus and Figueroa are charged with felony first degree burglary. DeJesus is also charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon and Figueroa is charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of marijuana.

Both suspects were arraigned in Parish Town Court and taken to the Oswego County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.