A 16-year old driver and two 15-year olds face charges for carjacking.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Rochester Police Department responded to a report of a car being stolen at gunpoint on Wednesday at the 100 block of Polaris Street.
About an hour later, Gates police spotted a group riding in the stolen car on Chili Avenue. Police said the teens kept driving in the stolen vehicle until they hit a parked car on Hertel street. Officers said the teens tried to run away, but were eventually caught.
Lieutenant Greg Bello identified the driver as a 16-year old. He was given an appearance ticket for unauthorized use of a vehicle. The two 15-year olds face more serious charges for taking part in the armed robbery of the car.
"They were subsequently charged with multiple counts of robbery in the 2nd degree, grand larceny in the 3rd degree, grand larceny in the 4th degree, and they were taken out to the children’s detention center out in rush," said Bello.
He goes on to say the 16-year old, who was released to a family member, was also taken to the hospital for a minor injury sustained in the crash.