Riverhead - (WALK) A young Medford couple, accused of conducting a month-long armed robbery spree in Suffolk each pleaded not guilty at Suffolk County Court Wednesday.
Christopher Marino, 29, and Jamie Greco, 23, are accused of 13 counts of second degree robbery and one count of attempted robbery, second degree, for a series of stick-ups at gas stations, convenience stores and fast-food restaurants throughout Suffolk County between December 9 and January 7, according to prosecutors.
The couple lived together at a Medford auto body shop, where Marino was employed, according to Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota. When their shared heroin addiction became all-consuming the pair turned to crime, with Marino using a bb-gun to threaten cashiers while Greco drove their getaway cars. Marino would use customer's cars and change license plates to throw off police, said Spota at a press conference earlier this month.
Marino is being held on $1.5 million cash bail or $3 million bond; Greco is being held on $500,000 cash bail or $2 million bond. The couple are scheduled to return to court on March 5th, and if convicted each faces up to 15 years in prison.
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