Laptop stolen from high school student

GREENFIELD — Police are looking for two men who robbed a New Palestine High School student of his school-issued laptop Monday afternoon while he was walking down an alley in downtown Greenfield, according to police reports.

A teen told police he was walking from his home in the 800 block of Walnut Street to a gas station in the 1100 block of West Main Street when two men stopped him and demanded he hand over his belongings, police said.

The men told the teen to open his school backpack, and they took his MacBook Air laptop from among his textbooks and notepads, along with some cash from the teen’s wallet. They did not appear to be armed, and they did not threaten to harm the teen, police said.

The robbers drove off in a red Buick, and the boy returned home, where his father called 911, police said.

Greenfield officers are now on the lookout for two white men in their late teens or early 20s. One man was described as having red facial hair; the other kept his face covered during the encounter, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greenfield Police Department at 317-477-4410.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or