SCF Tip: Don't leave credit card behind
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Police said a Long Island man allegedly pulled out a gun and robbed another man of an electronic drum machine, but was eventually captured after he left behind his credit card at the crime scene. Nassau Police said they used the credit card to track down 24-year-old Irving Batiz, of Valley Stream, and then arrested him. Court officials said Batiz was being held Monday on a charge of first-degree robbery in the Nassau County jail on a $200,000 bond or a $100,000 cash bail. Police said the robbery took place at 6:45 p.m. in Valley Stream on Sunday. According to police, Batiz had agreed to purchase the drum machine, but then decided to steal it and pulled a gun. The owner of the drum machine called police. Batiz is set to appear in Nassau County Court on Wednesday.