RPD: Car stolen on Dewey Avenue with 2-year-old inside; Child found walking alone

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with an upper-body injury after Rochester Police say someone stole a car with the toddler inside on Monday night.

RPD say the boy’s mother, a 26-year-old Rochester resident, had gone into a store on Dewey Avenue and left the child in the car. The car was stolen and driven off with the child still inside, at around 9:14 p.m., police said. Moments later, someone called 911 to report finding the toddler walking alone on Electric Avenue. The caller kept the boy safe until police arrived.

The child’s injuries are currently reported to be non-life-threatening, police said. The investigation is ongoing, with no suspects in custody. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

So far this year, there have been more than 3,300 car thefts according to RPD Open Data Portal.