Two women charged with helping armed robbers
Two women were charged on warrants Tuesday for their roles in the April 26 armed robbery of the CVS on Grasmere Avenue.
Simone Jackson, 30, and Andisha Shakespeare, 26, were accomplices to the two men who came into the store wearing ski masks, black-hooded sweatshirts and gloves, just before 10 p.m. that night, and robbed it at gunpoint, police said.
Shakespeare, of Lincoln Avenue, Bridgeport, was employed at CVS at the time, and was working that night at the pharmacy. Jackson, who lives on Hollister Avenue in Stratford, allegedly drove the two robbers the store.
The two men have not been apprehended.
One of the robbers brandished a gun, police said, and demanded money from the store's safe. An undetermined amount of cash was taken, and the men fled on foot. No one was injured, police said.
Jackson and Shakespeare were both charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny. Shakespeare was also charged with interfering with police.
Both women were held on $50,000 bond and are scheduled to appear Nov. 1 in state Superior Court in Bridgeport.