Offcials in Bergen County announced the arests of Mr. Eward V. Arnone, 49 of Sayville, New York, and Mr. Lois Morano, 31, of Elmont, New York, on charges of Armed Robbery, Conspiracy To Commit Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Theft By Extortion, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, Armed Burglary, and Stalking.
According to a statement released by Bergen County officials, on April 17, the Township of Washington Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion robbery.
Offcials say Arnone and Morano were armed with a knife and fled the scene prior to police arrival.
Township Police notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad, and detectives initiated a months-long investigation. The investigation alleges that both suspects forced their way into the home and held the resident at knifepoint while demanding items of value.
Beregen County officials said as a result of the investigation, arrest warrants were issued for Arnone and Morano on August 11, charging both men for the crimes.
Offcials say on Friday, August 14, Arnone was located in Brooklyn, New York and Morano was found in Elmont, New York.
Both were taken into custody on the Bergen County arrest warrants and are pending extradition to New Jersey according to Bergen County officials.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.