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LAS VEGAS -- Police are on the hunt for a group people responsible for a string of violent early morning robberies and a deadly hit and run. A Las Vegas high school teacher died during the crime spree.
The crime spree started early Wednesday morning around 2 a.m. and happened all across the northeast part of the city. Police say these individuals had no regard for human life or human safety.
In all, they violently robbed four people on the street, including a school teacher near Betty Lane and Washington. The teacher, Timothy VanDerbosch, was badly beaten and later accidentally hit by a passing vehicle. He died from his injuries. The driver of the vehicle was unrelated to the crimes and is cooperating with police.
"This behavior is not going to be tolerated within our community. Every resource within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently being pressed into service to identify, locate, arrest, and prosecute these thugs," said Metro officer Bill Cassell.
Police are looking for a group of four to six Hispanic men and possibly one woman. According to police, in almost every robbery, they used guns and knifes. Some victims were pistol-whipped and one victim was stabbed. Three people were sent to the hospital.
VanDerbosch was a teacher at Eldorado High School, which is only a few blocks from the accident scene.
"It was really sad because just yesterday we saw him and then today he's not here -- not here no more," said student Sarahi Hernandez.
VanDerbosch taught science classes and was well liked by all the students. Many students say he would walk to school every morning, as he only lived a few blocks away.