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Five Indicted in $60K Courier Robbery in Mahwah

Cops say men beat up a courier hired to collect the money from NJ gas stations and return it to the ADPP headquarters in Mahwah.

(Top l to Bottom r) Bernabel, Santana, Filloy, and Bergero. Credit: Mahwah PD.
(Top l to Bottom r) Bernabel, Santana, Filloy, and Bergero. Credit: Mahwah PD.

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. 

Jooe April 11, 2014 at 07:39 AM
How about the nearly $500,000.00 POLICE OVERTIME !!! The people responsible AKA ( police chief James Batelli and Best Buddy Our Mayor Bill LaForet ) Do the math people that's almost $10,000.00 a week. Two council members thought to vote "NO" to the budget because they didn't get an extra $50,000,00. Are you kidding me !!! What a JOKE!!!

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