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Teen accused in pizza delivery driver shooting charged in second, similar robbery

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - One of three people charged with robbing and killing a pizza delivery driver in Monroe County is facing charges in another similar robbery.

State police say Israel Berrios, 17, admitted to being involved in the armed robbery of a Domino's driver on November 12, almost exactly a month before a different Domino's driver was robbed, shot and killed in East Stroudsburg.

Investigators say early in the morning of November 12, Berrios and two other people called in an order to Domino's to be delivered to a home in East Stroudsburg.

The driver told police when he arrived, a car pulled up behind him and three men dressed in black got out.

Police said they showed a knife, demanded money and punched the driver several times before he was able to get away in his car. Berrios told police he was involved in the robbery, but said he didn't have the knife. He also refused to identify the two other people involved.

Almost a month later, on December 11, investigators say Berrios was involved in a similar robbery, but this one deadly.

Berrios, his girlfriend Carolina Carmona, 30, and  her brother Salvador Roberts, 21, are accused of making a fake pizza call in order to rob the delivery driver.

When the driver, Richard Labar, 58, arrived at the East Stroudsburg University ROTC building in the middle of the night to drop off the order, police say Berrios jumped out from behind a bush with a shotgun and pulled the trigger moments later.

Labar died at a local hospital the next day.

Berrios remains in jail on homicide charges. He is now facing additional robbery charges in connection with the November incident.


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