Ridgewood Man Gets 16 Years for Robbing Deliveryman

A Ridgewood man last week was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for stealing cash and a scooter from a pizza deliveryman in Jackson Heights four years ago, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Anardo Batista, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery on Sept. 3 and was sentenced last Wednesday to 16 years in prison and five years’ post release supervision.

“The defendant has plead guilty and has now been sentenced to a significant amount of time behind bars,” Brown said. “The public can rest assured that the defendant is no longer a danger to society.”

According to the indictment, Batista and co-defendant Jorge Paret attacked Victor Mehia, who was delivering a pizza to a 31st Avenue address in Jackson Heights. Mehia was struck with a baseball bat and had both cash and his scooter taken by Batista and Paret.

According to court records, Jorge Paret was sentenced in September to 14 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision, after pleading guilty to first-degree robbery on June 5.

Batista will remain in a facility on Rikers Island until he is shipped to an upstate prison.



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