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Cops: Medford Couple Arrested for Month-Long Armed Robbery Spree

Christopher Marino, 29 and Jamie L. Greco, 23, of Medford arraigned in Central Islip courts on Thursday.

Christopher Marino, 29, of Medford, who has been arrested and charged with 15 felony counts of first-degree robbery (Courtesy of Suffolk County Police).
Christopher Marino, 29, of Medford, who has been arrested and charged with 15 felony counts of first-degree robbery (Courtesy of Suffolk County Police).
Two Medford residents were arraigned Thursday in Central Islip courts for allegedly having carried out a month-long armed burglary spree across from Shirley to Nesconset. 

Christopher Marino, 29, and Jamie L. Greco, 23, both pled not guilty to 13 felony counts of first-degree robbery in First District Court on Thursday, according to Suffolk District Attorney spokesman Robert Clifford. 

Suffolk police said Marino committed the 15 robberies using a handgun starting Dec. 9, which included 6 at Subway restaurants, for cash. Greco, his girlfriend waited inside a vehicle to drive Marino away from the stores. 

Greco told police investigators that, "we robbed the places because we needed heroin" in the court records, according to Newsday. 

A full list of businesses the Medford couple is suspected of robbing include: 
  • KFC, 800 Montauk Highway, Shirley, on Jan. 7
  • Mobil on the Run, 3239 Sunrise Highway, Islip Terrace, on Jan. 7
  • Subway, 600-7 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, on Jan. 5
  • Subway, 173 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, on Jan. 3
  •  7-Eleven, 2810 Route 112, Medford, on Jan. 3
  • Royal Market, 451 Glen Drive, Shirley, on Jan. 2  
  • Carvel, 536 Main St., Center Moriches, on Jan.  1
  • Hess, 1801 North Ocean Ave., Medford, on Dec. 31
  • Subway, 600 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, on Dec. 29
  • Subway, 402 Route 112, North Patchogue, on Dec. 28
  • Hess Express,  440 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, on Dec. 26
  • Sunoco, 3423 Route 112, Coram, on Dec. 25
  • Hess, 3203 Route 112, Medford, on Dec. 15
  • Subway,  2920 Route 112, Medford, on Dec.  11
  • Subway,  2920 Route 112, Medford, on Dec. 9
Both Marino and Greco had bail set at $1.5 million cash, or $3 million bond as of Thursday morning, according to Clifford. 

Story originally published Jan. 16 at 6:42 p.m. Updated Jan. 17 at 11:40 a.m. Police have said they previously incorrectly issued 15 as the number of charges for robbery in the first degree, they have corrected their number to 13.
Marlene R January 16, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Is there any information on HOW they were caught?
Jennifer Angelon January 16, 2014 at 07:11 PM
How do they still get to plead not guilty when they admitted the crime to police? So glad they were caught!
brookhavenconfucius January 17, 2014 at 01:33 AM
They plead not guilty, because they are....'sick on drugs'...don't you just feel so sowry for them ?
Jack McCarthy January 17, 2014 at 07:48 AM
Great job by SCPD!!
Denis January 17, 2014 at 07:57 AM
Seems like all the criminals come from Medford
Jeannie Jacobs Parisi January 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM
I am very glad they were caught. Of course their defense lawyer will encourage them to plead not guilty. Drug addiction is a terrible thing and that is not excuse for them, just saying. One of the biggest drug pushers are our pharmasuetical companies, knowingly that oxycotin is highly addictive and they continue to hand scripts out like nothing and then there are the Drs that have been filling scripts illegally. The DEA is cracking down and it is about time. just saying
Jeannie Jacobs Parisi January 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Not saying it was oxy they are on
brookhavenconfucius January 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Look at that woman ? Doesn't she "get it" ?

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