New charges for suspects in killing of pizza delivery driver in East Stroudsburg
Two of the three people charged with fatally shooting a pizza delivery driver in December near East Stroudsburg University have been accused of new crimes since the attack, court records state.
A string of break-ins may have preceded the December killing that holds the suspects in jail.
Israel Zebulan Berrios, 17, of East Stroudsburg, and an unidentified male accomplice stole money from a man’s wallet on Oct. 19 after hitting him in the head and threatening him with a knife, according to a Pocono Record report. The robbery took place near the Koehler Fieldhouse at East Stroudsburg University.
Berrios was charged with attempted armed robbery and assault in February, court records state. His case is pending in Monroe County Court.
About a month later, Pennsylvania State Police troopers say Salvador Roberts, 21, of Stroudsburg, stole electronic gadgets worth $1,660 from an unlocked dorm room in Sycamore Suites, the Pocono Record reported. Roberts, too, was with an unidentified man during the alleged Nov. 19 theft, according to court records.
Roberts is charged with burglary and trespassing in Monroe County District Court.
The charges were filed while the pair were held in Monroe County Prison on homicide charges stemming from the December shooting of pizza delivery driver Richard LaBar.
Berrios and Carolina Carmona, 30, of East Stroudsburg, were arrested after authorities accused them of shooting 58-year-old LaBar on Dec. 11.
They ordered pizza and cinnamon sticks to be delivered to a home near East Stroudsburg University, plotting to rob him, police said.
While LeBar approached Carmona to deliver the food, Berrios emerged with a sawed-off shotgun and demanded money, police said. During a struggle, Berrios shot LaBar with a sawed-off shotgun and took about $100 from his pockets, according to police.
Roberts — Carmona’s brother — drove the pair to meet LaBar, police said. All three fled after the shooting.