MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a man has pleaded guilty to robbery charges in connection with a knifepoint robbery spree across Nassau County.
Shane Cashmore, 31, un-domiciled, pleaded guilty today before Supreme Court Justice Angelo Delligatti to five counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony) and one count Attempted Robbery in the 1st Degree (a C violent felony).
The defendant is due back in court February 9 and the NCDA is recommending a sentence of 18 years in prison.
“This defendant participated in a crime spree that terrorized local fast food businesses,” DA Singas said. “Thanks to the excellent work of the Nassau County and Suffolk County police departments, this defendant was brought to justice and with today’s plea he accepted responsibility for his actions.”
DA Singas said from February 15, 2017 to April 4, 2017, Cashmore displayed either a machete or a large knife on six separate occasions and robbed, or attempted to rob, stores in Nassau County. The defendant was allegedly assisted in each of the robberies by an accomplice who either drove him to the location or took part in the robbery.
Dates and location of the robberies include:
- 2/15/17 – Dunkin Donuts on Merrick Rd., Seaford (attempted robbery).
- 2/15/17 – Carvel on Northwest Drive S., Farmingdale
- 3/21/17 – Carvel on Hicksville Rd., Bethpage
- 3/26/17 – Carvel on Carman Ave. Westbury
- 3/28/17 – Subway on Old Country Rd., Carle Place
- 4/4/17 – Subway on Old Country Road, Plainview
Charges against Cashmore’s co-defendants, Paul Drab, 27, and Julianna Pantaleone, 32, both of Levittown, are still pending in Nassau County.
The defendants were arrested in Suffolk County on May 1 and charged with additional robberies there.
Assistant District Attorney Ania Pulaski of DA Singas’ Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting the case. Cashmore is represented by Anthony Grandinette, Esq.
Drab is represented by Brian Carmody, Esq. and Pantaleone is represented by Maureen McBride, Esq.