Teenager admits robbing IPS teacher, police look for second suspect

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Detectives have arrested a teenager and are looking for a second one, suspected of robbing a teacher after school.

IMPD arrested a 15-year-old boy on Saturday and are looking for another boy around the same age. Sgt. Brent Hendricks said the teenager admitted he was involved in the armed robbery.

“It’s somewhat a crime of opportunity that they see the one car there, they think (they’ll) wait around for a little while. But, it’s also a little bit of a planned thing because (they think) okay we’ve targeted now this person,” Sgt. Hendricks said.

On Wed. March 20, surveillance video captured two teenagers outside of Francis Scott Key School. Anthony Delarosa is a teacher at the school. He left school that day at 6:40 p.m. One teenager was behind a dumpster. He came out, pointing a semi-automatic pistol at Delarosa. The second teenager walked toward Delarosa from the woods. It is unclear if the 15-year-old teenager, who was arrested, was holding the pistol or not.

The teenagers are accused of stealing Delarosa’s keys, wallet, cell phone and car.

“The suspect, who we arrested, had told me in the interview that he and his accomplice had made a plan to split the proceeds of the robbery and I guess as luck would have it, when they went to open the wallet of the victim, he told me that the wallet contained $2. So, I guess they got a dollar each,” Sgt. Hendricks said.

Two days after Delarosa’s car was stolen, it was set on fire. It was found near the 4000 block of Essex Court, which is near the east side of town.

Roger George saw the car being removed from the neighborhood. He said he did not see it dropped off nor set on fire.

“There was nothing inside. There was, I mean, like I said the tires were completely burned off. There was no inside at all. It was just basically shelled out and on the outside you could see where the paint was all peeling out. It was pretty bad,” George said.

Sgt. Hendricks said there is a separate arson investigation.

The 15-year-old, who was arrested, has been charged with robbery, carjacking and criminal confinement. If you have any information on the second suspect, call IMPD. You can call (317) 327-3486.

“We got a description and a nickname of Reece. He is supposed to be about 15, 16 years old. (He is about) 5’7 to 5’8, medium brown skin. He is supposed to have a hairstyle, which I’ve been told is supposed to be a fauxhawk,” Sgt. Hendricks said.

Detectives don’t believe the teenagers knew the victim.

15 comments

  • StarlettMiller

    Hello? hello?…
    Tap Tap Tap….
    Is this thing on?
    Aaahem… we can comment on this one?
    Ok here goes…
    38th street, aaaaagain….

    • anon

      Yeah, funny how they've disabled commenting on a lot of the other stories because of the race of the perpetrator(s) & the inflammatory remarks left by some commenters (Not you, you're posting stats, whether people agree with them or not is up to them.) If this keeps up, they will probably ban comments altogether.

  • StarlettMiller

    Ok really… Doesn't it seem like almost EVERY DAY a young black male kills, robs, or beats someone? Or all three…
    Heck there is one down in Georgia that shot a BABY in the face during a robbery.
    Killed a baby right in front of its mother.

  • StarlettMiller

    From what I understand the kid that got arrested….
    LOOKS JUST LIKE THE PRESIDENTS IMAGINARY SON!

  • Ann

    Why is fox59 preventing people's right to free speech by blocking comment threads on their articles. Really??? People are within their right to comment and speak their mind about senseless crimes being committed in our city. Fox59 you have lost a follower from now on !

    • anon

      I was surprised this comment thread wasn't shut down; freedom of speech is 1 thing, hateful racist comments and extreme profanity another. Lately there's been too much of both on this site. A few weeks ago somebody posted a comment threatening the life of someone who had the nerve to disagree with him. The administrator apparently dropped the ball on that comment, because it never should've been posted. It was on for 6 hrs. Now the administrator is doing what he or she is supposed to do- monitoring the comments. These threads have gotten too out of hand, and if it keeps up, they may discontinue all commenting.

  • nunya

    It's because most of the people's comments are like buttholes.. we all have them but and most of them stink..

  • Thx

    I love the "commenting disabled" Fox chooses to use for every minority crime. Heaven forbid ppl comment on the fact 9 out of 10 times the culprit is a minority.

  • JessicaC

    YOU PPL ON HERE COMMENTING ON THIS DON'T EVEN KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. HE COMES FROM A GREAT FAMILY. I DON'T SEE YOU ALL ON HERE COMMENTING ABOUT THE WHITE KIDS SHOOTING UP SCHOOLS OR THE WHITE PPL KILLING THEM SELVES BECAUSE THEY DONE LOST THERE JOB AND SHOOTING THERE WHOLE FAMILY. RACIST ASS PPL. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY THEY WOULD EVEN LET YOU POST ANYTHING LIKE THIS ABOUT A CHILD. ASSHOLES

  • JessicaC

    for all those who think that because they were black was there reason why they did what they did lets talk about all the white kids out there inventing new ways to hide drugs

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