LACONIA — A Belknap County grand jury has indicted a Plymouth man and a Laconia woman for their alleged respective roles on Dec. 13, 2014, in the unarmed robbery of D'Angelo's Restaurant on Union Avenue.
Brian Moore, 35, of Plymouth is facing one felony count of robbery for using physical force to overcome an employee who exited a rear door to take out the garbage. Police contend that he entered the store through that door and robbed it.
Moore is also charged with one felony count of witness tampering for trying to get his alleged female accomplice to lie about his whereabouts during the robbery.
Skyla Farquharson, 21, of Morrill Street in Laconia, an employee at the restaurant at the time of the robbery, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery for telling Moore how the operations of the store worked and one count of accomplice to robbery for allegedly telling Moore when the coworker was taking out the garbage.
The indictments against the pair were issued Thursday.
Police affidavits said the two had talked about how to rob the store in what Farquharson told them were initially just casual conversations that took a more serious turn just before Moore allegedly robbed it.
Affidavits said Moore allegedly parked across the street, donned a face mask to conceal his identity, and entered the store by grabbing the employee who was taking out the garbage and entering the store.
Moore fled, but police say he later returned to D'Angelo's to give Farquharson a ride home because she was working that evening. Police alleged she told Moore that the restaurant had been busy that day.
Moore has been in the Belknap County House of Corrections since his arrest by Laconia Police in January and is being held on $5,000 cash bail.
Farquharson is free on personal recognizance bail.
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