Bank robbery suspect charged following police chase

May 16, 2019 01:11 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A suspected bank robber is in custody after police say he robbed a second bank and then led police on a wild chase through Monroe County.

Deputies responded to a robbery at the M&T Bank on Monroe Avenue in Pittsford around 2 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect passed a note to the bank teller, and then fled the scene with an unknown amount of money. 

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Gates Police later spotted the getaway car on Jay Street in Rochester. 

Deputies say Jason Rosso, 40, led officers from multiple police agencies on a chase through Rochester, Gates, Henrietta and Brighton, where he crashed into a tree at Winton Place Plaza. 

This comes a day after deputies say he robbed Canandaigua National Bank & Trust on West Ridge Road in Greece.

Rosso was arrested and charged with third-degree robbery and is being held without bail in the Monroe County Jail. 

A woman, who was with him in the car, was also detained for questioning. 


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