Two Tri-City men are being held on $75,000 bail each for allegedly threatening to kill a man with a small pocket knife if he didn't hand over his possessions.
Mario Alverto Madrigal and Sergio N. Sanchez-Stewart were arrested early Sunday after the victim reported being confronted near the Golden Nugget nightclub in Pasco.
They appeared Monday in Franklin County Superior Court, where Court Commissioner Jerri Potts found probable cause to hold them on suspicion of first-degree robbery. Court documents show Sanchez-Stewart's name also spelled as Sanchez-Stuart.
The 20-year-old lives in Kennewick. Madrigal, 27, is from Pasco.
Police were called at 12:03 a.m. to the 210 S. Fourth Ave. club.
Juan G. Ramirez Moreno told officers he was walking from the Santa Cruz dance hall toward the Golden Nugget when two men chased him down an alley.
Ramirez Moreno said a man -- later identified as Madrigal -- pulled out the pocket knife, pointed it at his stomach and "told him to give him everything he has or they would take his life," court documents said.
Moreno said the second man, Sanchez-Stewart, told him the same thing, documents said.
Ramirez Moreno reported being "scared for his life," so he handed over his cellphone and wallet. The suspects then left in a white Dodge Stratus.
Patrol officers found a Stratus that matched the description headed west on Lewis Street, about five or six blocks from the robbery, court documents said.
Moreno identified Madrigal and Sanchez-Stewart, and they were arrested and booked into the Franklin County jail.
Officers reportedly found Ramirez Moreno's property and the knife inside the car.
Prosecutors have until Wednesday afternoon to file charges or release them.