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Lackawanna man charged in 2 gas station armed robberies

A Lackawanna man has been arrested in connection with two armed robberies of a gas station last month, Lackawanna detectives said Sunday.

Carl Funderburk, 32, allegedly held up the Mobil station at 2540 South Park Ave. on Aug. 11 and 27, according to Lackawanna Police Capt. Joseph Leo, chief of detectives.

Leo and Detectives Rodney Pietras and Brian Lakso charged Funderburk on Friday with two counts each of first-degree robbery, criminal use of a firearm and possession of a firearm.

Police originally responded to Funderburk’s Parkview Avenue address on Wednesday night for a report of a 5-year-old girl alone in the driveway, Leo said. Evidence linking Funderburk to the robberies was found inside the home, including a gun, ammunition and clothing matching the suspect’s description, he said.

Officer Robert Chmielowiec arrested Funderburk in that incident on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon, Leo said.

Funderburk was being held at the Erie County Holding Center, awaiting a felony hearing in Lackawanna City Court.