NJ diner manager charged in alleged murder plot - FOX 35 News Orlando

NJ diner manager charged in alleged murder plot

Posted: Updated:
(From http://www.theticktockdiner.com) (From http://www.theticktockdiner.com)
Georgios Spyropoulos Georgios Spyropoulos
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

The manager of a popular diner in northern New Jersey has been charged in an alleged murder plot.

Authorities say 45-year-old Georgios Spyropoulos, who manages the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, tried to have his uncle killed. His uncle is co-owner of the Tick Tock in New Jersey and the Tick Tock in Manhattan.

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says it's believed Spyropoulos wanted to steal a large amount of cash that his uncle, Alexandros Sgourdos, kept in a safe.

"Motivated by greed, Spyropoulos allegedly had planned in great detail how he would have his uncle tortured, robbed and murdered, and he had enlisted two men who he thought were going to carry out his ruthless plot," said Chiesa. "Fortunately, the State Police were able to completely ensnare him in his own diabolical trap."

He says Spyropoulos told an undercover trooper posing as a hit-man to make sure to get the combination to his uncle's safe before killing him. He also allegedly provided a gun.

After troopers arrested Spyropoulos, his home was searched and two semiautomatic handguns, one shotgun and one assault style rifle were seized. A search of his vehicle, a silver Mercedes Benz, revealed six cell phones and several thousand dollars in cash. It is not clear what the large number of phones were used for.

Spyropoulos was initially charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempt to commit murder, and unlawful possession of a weapons. He was lodged in Passaic County Jail in default of $1 million full cash bail.

Copyright 2013 MyFoxNY.com/The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • NJ, NY officials meet about security

    NJ, NY officials meet about security

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:50:11 GMT
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
  • NJSIAA investigating alleged racist bananas incident at Summer-North Plainfield High School football game

    NJSIAA investigating alleged racist bananas incident at Summer-North Plainfield High School football game

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:49:19 GMT
    Assistant Superintendent of North Plainfield Schools Dr. Robert Rich confirmed that an incident of alleged racism occurred prior to the high school football game last Friday between Summit and North Plainfield. Rich also confirmed that there are internal and external investigations into the allegations.
    Assistant Superintendent of North Plainfield Schools Dr. Robert Rich confirmed that an incident of alleged racism occurred prior to the high school football game last Friday between Summit and North Plainfield. Rich also confirmed that there are internal and external investigations into the allegations.
  • Greta's Run in Westfield draws over 1,000 participants

    Greta's Run in Westfield draws over 1,000 participants

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:57:17 GMT
    reta Schoenemann was in her second week at Westfield High School on Sept. 11, 2002, when strong winds caused a large tree branch to fall where she and friends were sitting for lunch. All 10 of the students below were injured. Greta died four days later.This Sunday, her memory will be honored at the second annual Greta's Run, a 5K fundraiser for special needs programs at the Westfield Area Y.
    reta Schoenemann was in her second week at Westfield High School on Sept. 11, 2002, when strong winds caused a large tree branch to fall where she and friends were sitting for lunch. All 10 of the students below were injured. Greta died four days later.This Sunday, her memory will be honored at the second annual Greta's Run, a 5K fundraiser for special needs programs at the Westfield Area Y.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices