Northampton woman found not guilty of taking part in Indian takeaway robbery with boyfriend

Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001
Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001

A Northampton woman has been found not guilty of any involvement with the robbery of an Indian takeaway in the town.

Samantha Camposano was acquitted of charges of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm, following an IRA-themed attack of Zall takeaway in Bailiff Street in July last year.

The 23-year-old, from Hunsbarrow Road in Briar Hill, denied both charges and said that she had been forced to take part by her partner, Charles Moran, who pleaded guilty to the same charges earlier in the week.

During the attack, Moran stole cash, keys and a phone from takeaway owner, Maynul Hoque, and hit him twice while claiming to need money to support IRA prisoners.

A transcript of the interview Miss Camposano gave police following her arrest was read out during a trial in Northampton Crown Court this week.

She said: “It was the worst experience of my life. He (Moran) is very manipulative and said if I didn’t do it he would kill me.

“He said it was the only way to get some money that he had lost, but it all went horribly wrong.

“I was there but I didn’t do anything, I just wanted it to hurry up and be over so I could go home.”