TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Robert Mizell, a Bronx resident who was on parole, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of kidnapping, robbery, one count of criminal possession of a weapon and assault, in an incident that ended in Tarrytown, according to a release by Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Mizell's official charges for his August 2014 guilty plea are as follows:
- One count of kidnapping in the second Degree, a class “B” Felony
- One count of Robbery in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony
- One count of Criminal Possession of Weapon in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony
- One count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony, relating to the abduction and robbery of car service driver Aneudy Lendoff.
On Sept. 19, 2013 at approximately 10:45 a.m. Mizell entered the DAT car service at 650 Sound Shore Avenue in the Bronx requesting a cab to take him to 142nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, the release said.
Once in the vehicle, the defendant pulled out a .38 caliber revolver pointed it at the victim and said “we are now going to Albany,” according to the release. The release stated that Mizell ordered the victim to disable the video camera in the livery car and then, at gunpoint, ordered the victim to give him his cell phone and money. The victim gave the defendant his iPhone and $125 in cash. Mizell then told the victim to pull off at exit 23 on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Greenburgh and pulled into a parking lot forcing the victim at gunpoint into the trunk of his cab, the release said.
After driving around, in the vicinity of Neperan Road and Tower Hill Road, in Tarrytown, the victim was able to unlatch the trunk and jumped out of the moving vehicle fracturing his ankle, the release said. He was then able to contact Tarrytown police who found Mizell driving the victim’s livery cab and in possession of the victim’s cash and iPhone. It was later determined that Mizell was a state parole absconder and on federal parole, the release said.
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