RPD: Vehicle stolen on South Avenue found, crashes on Exchange and Ford

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The vehicle stolen from a man on South Avenue on Saturday afternoon crashed at Exchange Boulevard and Ford Street just after 6 p.m., according to Rochester Police. Four teenagers were taken into custody.

Police responded to South Avenue — near the Route 490 ramp — for the report of a robbery just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday. A 23-year-old Ontario County resident said he had just been assaulted and stabbed by a group of teenagers who stole his vehicle and left in it. Police said he had a minor cut to the lower body and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police searched the area for the stolen vehicle but didn’t find it.

Just after 6 p.m., officers on patrol spotted the vehicle, heading south on Lake Avenue approaching State Street. The vehicle did not stop for police, who pursued. The vehicle hit another vehicle that was trying to turn eastbound on Lake Avenue — nobody was injured — and it kept hearing south toward downtown, police said. The driver lost control while turning at the intersection of Exchange and Ford, jumping two curbs, which rendered it immobile, police said. Officers surrounded the vehicle and took four teenagers into custody: the driver, a 16-year-old boy, and the passengers, two 15-year-old boys and one 15-year-old girl.

Nobody was hurt during the pursuit and crash, police said.

Police said it’s still being determined whether the teens in custody were involved with the original robbery.