Five men allegedly involved in a strong arm robbery last year that stole $60,000 from a courier bringing the money to a Mahwah HQ were indicted on robbery charges Tuesday, NorthJersey.com reported.
According to the report, a Hackensack grand jury returned the one-count indictment against Alexander Bergero, 34, Julian Pena-Santana, 27, Fabian Filloy, 26, Luis Bernabel, 23, all of Elizabeth, and William Galusso, 43, of Miami.
On Jan. 22, police said that an employee of ADDP Enterprises – a company that operates gas stations throughout the state and has a headquarters on Route 17 in Mahwah – was followed while conducting several cash pick-ups at 12 gas stations between Elizabeth and Mahwah.
Cops said at the time that two masked men confronted the courier outside the ADDP corporate office, punched him in the face and chest, and stole the bag with the funds he had collected, which totaled about $60,000.
According to the report, cops say the other men acted as a getaway driver, plant working at one of the gas stations, and orchestrater of the crime.
The arrests were the result of a ten-month investigation by the Mahwah Police and the FBI.
According to the report, none of the cash was recovered, and cops say it was most likely spent by the defendants.