The community reacts after a Rochester woman is carjacked

- ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)- A 24-year old woman was attacked by three male suspects, put in a choke hold and carjacked on Brighton Street just after midnight Sunday night, near her apartment at 240 S. Goodman St., in Rochester. The three men are still on the loose, with multiple of the victim's belongings, including her gray 2006 Subaru Legacy. The victim was not hurt.

The downtown Rochester community is concerned for area residents, including Joseph Hanna, the property owner for the victim's residence, Stanton Apartments. Hanna said this type of incident rarely happens in the Park Avenue area. 

"My memory is very good," Hanna said. "I think in the last 15 years I can recall two such incidents of the 400 apartments I've owned."

Hanna said the Stanton apartment complex is lit up with special RG&E lights but does not have outside surveillance cameras. Residents also have the option of paying $30.00 to park in a lot rather than the neighboring streets.

Trisha Lagana lives right next door to the apartment complex and Brighton street, where the alleged attack occurred. She's lived there for the past four years.

"As a woman it would blow me away, Id be afraid to walk the streets by myself," Lagana said. "I am besides myself, I am in utter shock."

Lagana said she never felt unsafe in her neighborhood but now will look over her shoulder when she's walking home at night. Betsy Harris agreed.

"I've had friends whose homes have been broken into around dinner time, which is strange," Harris said. "Because they were home. Their cars were broken into while in the driveway and while they were parked when they were playing kickball."

Police ask if you have any information or see a gray Subaru Legacy with the license plate number GKG1548 to contact them immediately.

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