Two men suspected of robbing convenience stores in Greene and Lewiston early Christmas morning have been arrested and charged with two counts each of Class A robbery, according to the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department.

At roughly 4:15 a.m. Friday, a clerk at the Circle K on Route 202 in Greene reported that an adult male entered the store carrying a firearm and took an undisclosed amount of cash. A description of the vehicle he left in was relayed to the responding deputies, the department said in a news release.

Deputy Randy Williams stopped a vehicle matching the description on Main Street in Lewiston, the release said. The occupants of the vehicle matched the description of the man in the Greene robbery, as well as the suspect in a robbery in Lewiston earlier Friday morning.

About 12:35 a.m. Friday, a clerk at the Big Apple Store at 1198 Lisbon St. in Lewiston reported to Lewiston police that he had been robbed by a male who displayed a weapon. Detectives and officers from the Lewiston police were still investigating that robbery when the Greene robbery was reported.

The two men were identified as Tyler M. Barnard, 25, of Auburn and Stanley B. Laurinaitis, 27, of Minot.

Members of the Lewiston Police Department and the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department interviewed the two suspects. Based upon the evidence collected and the interviews, the two were arrested for the robberies.

Laurinaitis and Barnard were taken to the Lewiston Police Department for questioning and later booked into the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn, where each was being held on $30,000 bail.