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Morgan Gliedman And Aaron Greene, Greenwich Village Couple Arrested For Explosives, Have Criminal Past

The Greenwich Village couple arrested for explosives on Saturday have a criminal past marked by drugs and suspected robbery.

The New York Post reports 27-year-old Morgan Gliedman had been wanted by police for allegedly stealing a man's backpack, which contained a laptop and credit cards Gliedman later used for various purchases.

Gliedman, who was nine months pregnant at the time of her arrest, gave birth to a baby girl while under police custody.

She is the daughter of a highly regarded New York physician and a graduate of the prestigious Dalton High School.

Her boyfriend and suspected co-conspirator, 31-year-old Aaron Greene, is a Harvard graduate. In February 2012, Greene and Gliedman were named in a police report after an officer saw Greene injecting heroin in a parked car near Washington Heights.

When the officer approached the car, the complaint says Greene warned, "I have a . . . rifle in the trunk."

He was sentenced to five months behind bars.

Initial reports linked Greene to the Occupy Wall Street movement, but organizers were quick to dismiss any relationship.

A statement from the Occupy Wall Street Press Relations Working Group page said, "There is nothing in the news stories to support a link between OWS and the individual arrested; his name is unfamiliar to many OWS activists."

Since the couple's arrest, their neighbors have expressed outrage over the couple's disturbing collection of weapons discovered at their West 9th Street home, including Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine powder and a sawed-off shotgun.

"I’m absolutely enraged some idiotic rich girl was messing around with explosives 100 feet from where I live," one neighbor said. "It’s like the Weather Underground. What a strange parallel.”