FOX 59 viewers help teen who was beaten, robbed while home sick

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — FOX 59 viewers responded to a story about a 14-year-old boy who was beaten up and robbed while home sick from school.

Two guys broke into Jesse Carrillo’s house and punched him in the face while threatening him with a gun on Dec. 4. They stole his PlayStation 3 and games, along with his phone.

Less than two weeks later, Carrillo’s wounds have healed and you can hardly tell what he went through by looking at him.

“I didn’t want to focus too much on the negative, just mainly the positive,” Carrillo said.

Thanks to an anonymous FOX 59 viewer, Carrillo now has a new PlayStation 3 and a whole stack of games.

“I just felt really good about how much people cared,” Carrillo said about the outpouring of support.

His mom, Angie, said that others can help by coming forward if you know something. There have been no leads in the case and though Jesse is healing, there are unseen scars.

“(I) still feel a little paranoid. … I will double check (the locks) and see if they’re fully locked,” Carrillo said.

As he focuses on the positive and works to get back to being a regular teenager, his mom has a message for those who robbed him.

“They’re out there somewhere. They know who they are. Somebody knows something,” Angie Carrillo said.

She also has a message to those who have reached out to help.

“I thank you. I really appreciate it,” she said.

Carrillo described the robbers as two black men in their 20’s who did not seem experienced. The one who punched him was tall and unshaven. They were wearing red and black hoodies.

If you can help, call CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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