Two (2) North Arlington NJ men were charged in the robbery of a Kearny NJ gas station.
26-year-old Roger J. Yogg and 27-year-old Nader Naffaa allegedly stole just $5.00 from the gas station. A complaint filed against the pair said that Mr. Naffaa dropped off Mr. Yogg at the gas station. According to the complaint, Mr. Naffaa then drove around the corner and waited for Mr. Yogg at Webster and Passaic avenues.
Inside the gas station, Mr. Yogg was allegedly armed with a handgun while he grabbed cash from the attendant’s hand.
After being arrested, Mr. Yogg was charged with first degree armed robbery and weapons offenses. Meanwhile, Mr. Naffaa was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
In New Jersey, armed robbery is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. According to the statute, robbery is a first degree felony when the actor uses a deadly weapon during the robbery. If Mr. Yogg is convicted of first degree armed robbery, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
In court, a judge set Mr. Yogg’s bail at $250,000.00 and Mr. Naffaa’s bail at $100,000.00. The prosecutor in the case said that, shortly after being arrested, Mr. Yogg admitted to the robbery.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “2 North Arlington Men Face Long Prison Terms If Convicted in $5 Gas Station Holdup: Cops.”