Four Seymour men accused of armed robbery


Staff Reports

Four Seymour men were arrested by police after a man said he was pistol-whipped and robbed on Columbus’ north side Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Columbus officers were sent to the 3100 block of North National Road in regards to a robbery that had just occurred. The responding officers located the robbery victim, who had been battered and struck with a handgun, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers obtained a description of the suspects and the vehicle they were traveling in and provided that information to area law enforcement officers.

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A short time later, an Indiana State Police trooper and deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department located and stopped the suspects, Harris said. Four men were taken into custody, including one who was armed with a handgun, Harris said.

The robbery victim was transported to Columbus Regional Health for medical treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, Harris said.

The four men were placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail in Columbus, where they were placed on a 48-hour hold with no bond on the following preliminary charges:

Luis Javier Rivera Salaman, 37, of Seymour, armed robbery and battery with a deadly weapon

Jorge Nelson Ramos Barbosa, 25, of Seymour, armed robbery and battery with a deadly weapon

Giovanny Abdiel Hernandez Acevedo, 21, of Seymour, armed robbery and battery with a deadly weapon

Emmanuel Gil Peralta, 19, of Seymour, armed robbery

Harris said the case remains under investigation by the Columbus Police Department detective division.

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