22-year-old woman from Levittown was arrested Friday for robbery and drug
possession after police said her and an East Meadow man held a taxi cab driver at gunpoint
and stole money from him early Friday morning.
said that Ashley N. Batewell was picked up by the cab driver in front of room
10 at the Bethpage Motel Friday morning. She then displayed a black handgun inside
the cab an ordered the driver to pick up Richard Schroko, 22, of East Meadow,
at a nearby bar, according to police.
Batewell and Schroko then told the driver to drop them in front of 224 Harrison
Avenue, at which time Schroko allegedly put the black handgun to the victims
heads and demanded all his money, according to police. The defendants then fled
with an unknown amount of money.
investigation led Second Precinct Police Officers back to the motel and placed
the defendants into custody without incident. Police also said a search
incident to arrest revealed Batewell to be in possession of Zanax.
is charged with first degree robbery, second degree criminal possession of a
weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Schroko is
charged with first degree robbery and two counts of second degree criminal
possession of a weapon.