Cops have beef with suspect in Glenwood Springs Arby’s robbery |

Cops have beef with suspect in Glenwood Springs Arby’s robbery

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Israel Dela Rosa

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Glenwood Springs Police responded to an attempted robbery at the Arby’s on Grand Avenue after receiving a report of gunshots being fired at the local fast-food restaurant.

Israel Dela Rosa, 19, was arrested after police spotted him running from the restaurant at approximately 1 a.m. Friday, July 3. According to an arrest report, police say that Dela Rosa allegedly attempted to rob the Arby’s with a loaded handgun, which accidentally discharged in the process.

Dela Rosa was arrested on charges of recklessly discharging a firearm, reckless endangerment, and a felony charge of criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery. Dela Rosa also had a municipal warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in Silt.

According to Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson, Dela Rosa allegedly approached a door to the rear of the building and knocked on a door. Wilson said that Dela Rosa accidentally fired the gun while he waited for an employee to open the door, allegedly causing Dela Rosa to flee.

“He didn’t make it into the building,” Wilson said. “I think he kind of scared himself off before that happened.”

No one, including Dela Rosa, was injured in the incident, Wilson said.

Dela Rosa allegedly ditched the gun before police caught up with him, but police recovered a 9mm semi-automatic handgun near the location.

Dela Rosa was booked into the Garfield County Jail, where he remained as of Monday on a $6,376 bond.

That incident was the beginning to a busy weekend for Glenwood Police. But Wilson said that there were no other major incidents, rather the typical arrests made over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

“Nothing really unusual or weird,” Wilson said. “Just a really busy weekend.”

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