Police: 4 arrested, one still at large, in Bayonne pistol whipping incident where $2,700 stolen


Four individuals have been arrested and one is still at large in connection to a pistol whipping incident at a Bayonne motel earlier this month where a man was robbed of $2,700 in cash. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Thursday, August 9, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Bayonne police officers and
detectives responded to the Hudson Plaza Motel, located at 190 West 63rd St. on a report of an armed robbery.

Upon their arrival, officers were met by the 44-year-old male victim who stated that two men, one black and one white, had robbed him at gunpoint, officials said.

He also stated that he arrived at the motel earlier that evening with two women. Shortly
after 9 p.m., someone knocked on the door of the second floor motel room. One of the females opened the door, allowing the two men to enter, authorities said.

The black male, later identified as Davon Webb, 26, Jersey City entered the room and struck the victim in the side of the head with a revolver and ordered him to the ground, while the white male, later identified as Mark Tomczak, 32, of Bayonne, removed $2,700 in cash from the victim’s pants pocket -as well as his wristwatch, police said.

The two male actors then fled the motel along with one of the females, Ashley Pitre, 31, of Bayonne, leaving in a vehicle driven by Mason Butler, 23, also of Bayonne.

The second woman, later identified as Elizabeth Torres, 37, of Bayonne, had a taxi dispatched to the motel transport her to Tomczak’s residence, officials said.

A subsequent investigation by members of the Bayonne Police Department’s Detective Bureau and Narcotics Unit led to charging of Tomczak, Webb, Pitre and Torres with first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit Robbery, a second degree offense, authorities said.

Webb was also subsequently charged with weapons offenses. The four are being detained at the Hudson County Correctional Center and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Mason Butler, police said.

Anyone with information regarding Butler’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Bayonne Police TIPS line at 1-877-900-TIPS.

“I would like to thank the Detectives and Police Officers who participated in this investigation for their teamwork and diligence in identifying and apprehending these individuals before they could commit additional violent crimes,” Bayonne Police Capt. Joseph Scerbo said in a statement.

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