Man pleads not guilty to stealing car and dragging woman at Monroe Avenue McDonald’s

UPDATE: Omar Boulama, the man accused stealing a car and dragging a woman from it at the McDonald’s on Monroe Avenue, has pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning in Rochester City Court.

He pleaded not guilty to assault, grand larceny and two robbery. His next court appearance will be on Friday afternoon.

BRIGHTON, N.Y. – Rochester Police went to 420 Monroe Ave., near Averill Avenue, after a woman was hit by a car Monday morning. Police say the victim, a woman in her 30s, left her car running in the McDonald’s parking lot while she went inside. She saw the suspect stealing her car and when she tried to stop him, she was dragged by the car before falling.

The car was found on Hillside Avenue in the Town of Brighton, where Brighton Police safely took the suspect into custody. The victim was taken to Strong Hospital where she is being treated for unjuries that are not life-threatening.

The suspect, 29-year old Omar Boulama, was taken to Monroe County Jail and charged with robbery assault, and grand larceny. He will be arraigned in Rochester City Court on Tuesday.