Indianapolis father robbed at gunpoint while holding 2-year-old son
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis father was robbed at gunpoint while holding his 2-year-old son Monday night.
The victim, Crescencio Tello-Perez, was coming home from work when two thieves confronted him at his apartment complex near Madison Ave. and E Stop 11 Road.
“He said, ‘Give me your money’ and put the gun to my head,” said Crescencio.
Crescencio says he was terrified and felt helpless as he held his 2-year-old son Ulysses.
“I love my boy. It was very scary man,” said Crescencio.
During the robbery, the young boy actually woke up and found himself being threatened.
“Very scary because my baby he woke up and they pointed the gun at him too. It’s very scary man,” said Crescencio.
With one robber holding the father and son at gun point, a second thief threatened his girlfriend and two others suspects stood back by a dumpster. The whole crime took just seconds.
“It happens very fast. You can’t even ask people to help. It’s just over in like one minute. It’s very fast,” said Crescencio.
During the entire crime, the young father said he really only had one thought in his head. He wanted to cooperate and live to tell the tale.
“Take my van. Take my phone. Take everything. Just don’t take my life,” said Tello-Perez.
According to a police report, the thieves ran away but not before issuing one last threat telling the victims, “Don’t move until we leave because we shoot people for fun.”
Luckily, the thieves left without hurting the couple or the boy.
Anyone with information on the case can contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.