A Guilty Plea From Knifepoint Robber

Shane Cashmore

Two accomplices await charges

Shane Cashmore, 31, has pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree robbery (a B violent felony) and one count of first-degree attempted robbery (a C violent felony) in connection with a knifepoint robbery spree that took place last year across Nassau County.

Cashmore, undomiciled, is due back in court Feb. 9 and Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is recommending a sentence of 18 years in prison.

“This defendant participated in a crime spree that terrorized local fast food businesses,” 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.”

According to Singas, Cashmore, during his spree, displayed either a machete or a large knife on six separate occasions and robbed, or attempted to rob, stores in Nassau County, including Dunkin Donuts on Merrick Road, Seaford (attempted robbery); Subway on Old Country Road, Plainview; and Carvel on Hicksville Road, Bethpage, among others. All robberies took place between February and April of 2017, and the defendant was allegedly assisted in each by an accomplice who either drove him to the location or took part in the robbery.

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, 2017 and charged with additional robberies there.


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