A man and woman from Medford were charged Thursday in connection with a string of armed robberies that targeted 14 restaurants and gas stations across Suffolk County, News 12 Long Island reported Jan. 16.
Christopher Marino, 29, and Jamie Greco, 23, were arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip on a slew of felony robbery and other charges. Jail records show they were both being held in custody after the Thursday morning arraignment.
Detectives said between Dec. 9 and Jan. 7, the couple targeted six Subway restaurants in Nesconset, Lank Ronkonkoma, Ronkonkoma, North Patchogue and Medford. They’re also accused of sticking up a 7-Eleven in Medford, a Carvel ice cream shop in Center Moriches, the Royal Market in Shirley, and several gas stations in Islip Terrace, Medford and Ronkonkoma.
All of the robberies took place between 7 p.m. and midnight and the couple allegedly targeted businesses that dealt in large quantities of cash, police said last week. The suspect, who prosecutors allege was Marino, would approach the employees with a handgun and demand money.
Citing police intelligence documents, Newsday reported Tuesday that the suspect would walk in with the gun and demand the cash by saying, “Excuse me, money.”
Police sources also told the newspaper that detectives discovered the suspect worked at an auto body shop in Medford and was using cars from the shop during the robberies.
Court records show the couple was arrested early Wednesday morning. As of Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County police have not officially confirmed an arrest in the case.
Greco’s attorney, Steve Fondulis, did not immediately respond to an email request for comment. Online court records did not list an attorney for Marino.
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