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NJ Advisor Charged With Attempted Robbery, Impersonating Police

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An insurance agent in New Jersey has been arrested on charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

According to a statement by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, Anthony Naso of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, listed as a financial advisor in the police statement, and tile worker Nicholas Polemini of Toms River were arrested after a year-and-a-half long investigation.

Naso is a licensed independent insurance producer appointed with Transamerica and other insurance carriers. His email address, however, lists him as working at Winston Financial. Naso’s LinkedIn profile states that he’s currently employed at National Life Group and Integrated Financial Concepts.

The police report states that Naso and Polemini were identified as suspects in a robbery and attempted kidnapping that occurred in the borough of East Rutherford on Sept. 11, 2020.

On May 3, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, East Rutherford Police Department, and the Toms River Police Department arrested Polemini at his home.

Naso was arrested May 4 in Paramus.

Each was released from the jail less than 24 hours after their arrests, pending further court action, under New Jersey’s 2017 bail reform law.

Naso and Polemini — both known to police — along with an unidentified third man tried to abduct a man from East Rutherford from outside his home, according to the Rutherford Daily Voice.

“The victim told police he’d just returned to his Lincoln Place home shortly before 10 p.m. when the trio ‘grabbed him on his staircase just outside his front door and identified themselves as law enforcement,’ according to a complaint filed by one of Musella’s detectives, the Rutherford Daily Voice reported.

The victim “screamed for help and fought off the attackers, who fled in two vehicles — one a black pickup truck with distinctive markings, the other a silver sedan,” the paper reported.

Pictured: Anthony Naso, left, and Nicholas Polimeni. (Photos: MUGSHOTS)


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