RPD searching for 4 suspects after car jacking near Central Park area

Crime

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department is searching for four people after officers say they ran away after an attempted traffic stop.

An officer spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen in the Central Park area around 4 p.m. Sunday.

According to RPD, the driver of the vehicle began to increase speed after being followed by police. He immediately lost control likely due to hydroplaning and fled from the vehicle in the area of Hempel and Harvest Street.

Four people in the car fled on foot. They all remain outstanding. Deputies say the car involved in the incident was stolen at knife point.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

This is an ongoing investigation. News 8 will provide additional updates as they arrive.

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