Second Individual Charged in Armed Robbery of Greece Jeweler
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jessica Moscicki, 24, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession and brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, obstructing commerce by robbery and aiding and abetting a federal offense. The robbery charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. The possession and brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence charge carries a minimum sentence of seven years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Robert A. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that on October 7, 2014, Moscicki and co-defendant Clarence Lambert are accused of participating in a home invasion robbery of a jeweler in the Town of Greece. According to the complaint, during the robbery, the jeweler and his wife were pistol whipped and locked in a closet. The perpetrators are accused of stealing in excess of $200,000 in cash, diamonds, and luxury watches.
On October 17, 2014, following police surveillance, Moscicki was pulled over while driving on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, NY. According to the complaint, during the investigation the defendant was positively identified as going to the home of the victims five days before the robbery and asking for a person the jeweler never of. The complaint furthers states that Moscicki was with Clarence Lambert on October 14, 2014 when he attempted to sell a Rolex watch stolen during the home invasion at a pawn shop in Rochester. The defendant drove away from the pawn shop in the same vehicle that she was driving when pulled over by Amherst Police.
The defendant made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. She is being detained and is due back in court on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson.
The criminal complaint is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick Phelan, Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of James S. Higgins, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Scott Crosier, and the Rochester Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli.