Our firm is fully operational and working remotely in the midst of the Coronavirus impacting New Jersey. Please feel free to call us or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

Two Indicted on Robbery Charges in Connection with Saddle Brook Grocery Store Crime

saddle brook policeTwo men were recently indicted by a Bergen County Grand Jury on robbery charges in connection with an incident at a grocery store in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, which resulted in the injury of one victim and the near-injury of another.

On Tuesday, May 20th, 31-year-old Franklin Lakes resident Philip Gannaway and 45-year-old Paterson resident Roy Ottino were charged with one count of robbery each, for allegedly robbery an A & P grocery store on Mayhill Street in Saddle Brook. The alleged incident, which occurred on February 19th, involved two others who attempted to stop the offenders as they fled the scene in a Volkswagen Jetta.

According to reports, Robert Brooks, a patron of the store, was hit when he stepped in front of the vehicle, sustaining injuries to his thighs, left shoulder, elbow, and lower back. 57-year-old A & P employee Dave Van Orden was also nearly hit when he pursued the pair, but was able to photograph the car with his cell phone, document its license plate number, and note the direction in which it was traveling. He subsequently provided all of this information to law enforcement, who arrested the two men shortly thereafter.

After the incident, Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler commended Brooks and Van Orden for their service to the public and their facilitation of the police investigation. As for the two defendants in this case, they are each facing charges for robbery, which can be considered first or second degree crimes.

Under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, robbery is a crime of the second degree if the actor inflicts bodily injury or uses force upon another in the course of committing a theft. Second degree offenses are punishable by a term of incarceration ranging from 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. In addition, robbery is one of the crimes enumerated under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act (NERA), which requires defendants to serve 85% of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole.

Police documents also indicate that Gannaway and Ottino were previously arrested for charges involving theft and drug possession, while Ottino is also facing five other burglary charges in both Bergen and Passaic counties. With this in mind, the sentencing judge may impose a harsher sentence if the accused are ultimately found guilty.

For more information pertaining to this case, access the following article: 2 accused of robbing woman at Saddle Brook grocery store indicted

Testimonials

  • No promises, just a Pro!

  • Excellent Lawyer... Helped me in every step off my Case..

  • Great work

  • Best lawyer!!

  • FRO removal success!!

  • Easy to work with, straightforward

  • Kept my license

  • Father of client

  • Excellent Attorney , Charges Dismissed as promised

  • Helped every step of the way

  • Avoid mandatory jail time on shoplifting charges

  • GREAT – HONEST- ATTORNEY -AND – VERY GOOD

  • Help

  • Did the job he was hired to do

  • Great lawyer

  • Simple assault charge was dropped

  • Top Notch Representation

  • Well worth it.

  • DUI Case Dismissed

  • 2 felony charges dismissed

  • Cameron bury

  • great attorney

  • Hands Down Professional and delivers results!!!

  • DUI case dismissed

  • 125 stars out of 10!!

  • Excellent at getting best outcome

  • Excellent Attorney

  • TRO Dismissal

  • Efficient Excellent attorney.

  • Excellent attorney

  • Travis successfully defended me in an unprecedented Final Restraining Order Trial with ease

  • Kick Ass Attorney!

  • Efficient and professional attorney

  • Great Lawyer And Great Results

  • Top Notch DUI Attorney

  • Client Domestic Violence

  • Restraining Order

  • A real pro in a time of need - DWI Dismissed.

  • The most experienced, patient and affordable attorney

  • Travis Tormey successfully had a False TRO against me dismissed.

  • Underaged Drinking

  • Underaged Drinking

  • DUI Dismissed

  • Saved me from a DUI. HIGHLY recommended

  • Restraining Order

  • Case dismissed with Data Driven Facts

  • Respectful. Attentive. Professional.

  • Trespassing and Under the Influence Disorderly Persons charges

  • If you are reading this- You have reached the right place! Undoubtedly, the BEST Law Firm in New Jersey!

  • Amazing attorney with a heart of gold

  • Exceeded my expectations, Highly Professional Attorney

  • Responsive and knowledgeable.

  • The Tormey law firm was very kind and professional

  • Expungement

  • Travis Tormey is a True Professional Who Kept Me Out of Jail

  • Saved me a whole ton of problems

  • Travis Tormey Review

  • A nightmare case, with a happy ending.

  • Elite NJ Marijuana Attorney! 5 Stars!!

  • An Excellent lawyer!

  • Great lawyer for DUI

  • I highly endorse Travis Tormey.

  • Travis Tormey Law Firm

  • Travis is a Lifesaver

  • Travis J. Tormey - Evaluation

  • Great Lawyer. Got me off exactly what I wanted

  • Consummate Professional!

  • Great Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Good Service

  • Exceptional Lawyer

  • Exceptional Lawyer

  • Hired to defend me for aggravated assault

  • Hired to defend me in a restraning order

  • Excellent attorney, highly recommend his talents

  • DWI Counsel

  • I highly recommend Mr. Tormey

  • Great attorney

  • Travis Tormey, Esq. - Great Results!

  • Travis Tormey - Excellent Attorney-Kind and Trustworthy

  • Excellent Attorney-Trustworthy and Kind

  • An Outstanding lawyer!!! That will represent you in the correct way!

  • Excellent Attorney! You will not be dissapointed....

  • Travis Tormey Gets Results!

  • tormey

  • Success!!

  • Travis Tormey Review

  • Only Lawyer I Recommend

  • Very Grateful

  • Attorney review of Travis Tormey

  • Excellent

Experience You Can Trust

With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation. With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

The Tormey Law Firm

Areas we serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

  • Hackensack Office

    254 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

    (201) 556-1570

    view larger map

  • Morristown Office

    55 Madison Avenue Suite 400, Morristown, NJ 07960

    (908) 336-5008

    view larger map