Passaic County authorities arrested Ms. Simone Greco, 29, and Mr. Brian Tagliaferro, both from Pompton Lakes, in relation to a robbery investigation that took place on September 17th in the area of Ringwood Avenue and Willard Street.
At approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Pompton Lakes Police Department responded to a convenience store located in the area of Ringwood Avenue and Willard Street on a report of a robbery.
Police said the investigation revealed that a male suspect robbed the store at knifepoint.
No injuries were sustained during the incident.
A short time later, police located Tagliaferro and Greco in the area of Willard Street and Ackerman Place in Pompton Lakes.
Based upon the investigation, Brian Tagliaferro was identified as the actor who had robbed the store at knifepoint and Simone Greco was identified as an accomplice.
Police placed both of them in custody.
Police charged Tagliaferro with Robbery, First Degree; Theft, Third Degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Third Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Fourth Degree; Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Fourth Degree; and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Second Degree.
Simone Greco is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Second Degree; Robbery, First Degree; and Theft, Third Degree.
The state intends to file motions for pretrial detention that a Superior Court judge will hear.