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Quick Chek Thieves Plead Guilty to Robbery, Hitting Gas Attendant With Car

Brian Howell and Steven McCabe robbed a Quick Chek employee of nearly $300 and ran him over while trying to get away.

Two men who robbed a Hopatcong convenience store and ran over a gas station attendant during their getaway in 2012 pleaded guilty last month.

Brian Howell, 26, of Hopatcong, pleaded guilty on Jan. 30 to second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault by auto before Judge James Critchley. Steven McCabe, 21, of Budd Lake, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery.

The pair was charged with the April 2012 robbery of a Quick Chek gas station attendant. They stole nearly $300 from the man and then ran him over while fleeing the scene, police said.

The two were later caught in Paterson driving the vehicle, which sustained a smashed windshield, and were indicted in January 2013.

McCabe is scheduled to be sentenced on March 14 and Howell will be sentenced on March 21.
Johnny ball binder February 17, 2014 at 05:47 PM
4th degree and second degree . How about attempted murder charges for these 2 drug addict pieces a crap . What a slap on the wrist oh it's ok your a addict so you can go to rehab and be ok . What a joke this is . Poor guy from Quick check lives now with issues from being ran over. .
Johnny ball binder February 17, 2014 at 05:48 PM
The rest of his life while these dirtbags go on there merry way a suck of people like us who pay for them anyways. losers !!!

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