Police investigating theft of 17 vehicles in Gates

GATES, N.Y. At least 17 vehicles were stolen from Hertz Rental Car on Ajax Road in the Town of Gates, according to the Gates Police Department.

A group allegedly cut through a fence to the rental car lot overnight. The individuals were able to obtain keys to the rental vehicles parked in the lot.

The suspects used one of the vehicles, a Chevrolet Suburban, to push other vehicles out of the way of the exit and then broke through the fence. Some of the stolen vehicles have since been recovered by law enforcement.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gates PD at 247-2262 or email at tips@townofgates.org.