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      Utica men linked to multiple robberies arrested

      Andrew Amo, 25, of Utica

      Two Utica men have been arrested in connection with multiple December robberies.

      Utica Police say 45-year-old Jeffrey Doliver and 25-year-old Andrew Amo committed several robberies in the early morning on December 20 in Utica and New Hartford.

      At 1:30 in the morning, the men robbed the Fastrac on Genesee Street in south Utica. The clerk at the gas station reported being cut in the neck with an unknown object.

      Hours later, police say Doliver and Amo drove to the Price Chopper in New Hartford. Doliver went inside the store and stole a Keurig coffee machine. The two fled to the Nice-N-Easy on Genesee Street, also in New Hartford.

      It was at the Nice-N-Easy that Amo committed another robbery, threatening to use a knife and escaping with money.

      Later that morning, Police were led to a residence on Park Ave in Utica and located the two men that fit descriptions provided at the time of the incidents. After several weeks, police were able to link the men to the crimes.

      Doliver was charged with one count of petit larceny, and Amo was charged with 2 counts of first degree robbery. Amo had been released from jail on parole just a week before the robberies.