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Detectives arrest trio before they can rob undercover cop

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : Think being a cop isn’t dangerous? Investigators said they grabbed a trio moments before a planned $5,200 undercover Ecstasy bust went down, then learned that the three had actually arranged the to rob the detective posing as the buyer. One of those caught was carrying a loaded .38, authorities said.

Johnson, Tompkins, Bolognese (courtesty of BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE)

Moments after reassuring the detective that a runner with 1,300 pills was on the way, 21-year-old Matthew K. Johnson was seen with two other people suspiciously talking with an unidentified couple at the meeting spot in Paramus.

Not wanting to take chances, investigators quickly moved in, and Johnson and the others with him took off, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.

The trio took off and were soon caught. Johnson was carrying the gun, Molinelli said, and Kristina M. Bolognese, 25, had several Percosets on her. Both she and Johnson are from Yonkers. Also arrested was Angelo Tompkins, 22, of the Bronx.

In interviews after they were arrested, investigators “learned that their intention was to commit an armed robbery of the undercover detective for the $5,200,” Molinelli said.

All are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and illegal weapons charges. Johnson‘s bail s $200,000; Tompkins is $150,000 and Bolognese’s is $75,000.

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