Irondequoit Police: Kia drives through GameStop during burglary; suspect in custody
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — Police say a Kia intentionally drove into the GameStop on East Ridge Road in Irondequoit during a burglary on Friday morning. One person was charged after officers say he was found with items stolen from the Gamestop.
Irondequoit Police responded around 2:30 a.m. after the burglary alarm went off. They found the front doors smashed and a PlayStation display knocked over. IPD says the car drove off with stolen items before officers arrived but they were able to obtain surveillance video.
Later, Rochester Police officers were watching security footage and spotted a Kia that matched the description, including front-end damage. RPD officers went to North and Herald streets to stop the car. RPD says the person inside the car had a Sony PlayStation that was stolen from Gamestop and he matched the person caught on the store’s surveillance video.
The suspect was brought to the Irondequoit Police Headquarters. He was charged with burglary, petit larceny, and several traffic offenses. Police say he had two previous felony convictions and additional charges may be coming. He was taken to Monroe County Jail.
This is the latest in a series of smash-and-grabs around the region. On Thursday, three businesses in Rochester, including the Montage Music Hall, were intentionally damaged by cars. Police say a stolen Kia was found at the scene of one of the burglaries.
In late March, dirt bikes were stolen at Filer’s Powersports in Macedon, Wayne County. Police say the suspects used a truck to smash through the business’s garage door and then loaded the bikes into the truck. Also in March, the owner of The Lash Trap in Rochester spoke out after her beauty salon was targeted by a smash-and-grab.