1 teen, 2 adults in custody after police chase involving stolen vehicles in Rochester


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Three people were arrested after a police chase Wednesday night involving two stolen vehicles in Rochester.

Authorities say a Toyota Corolla, taken during a gunpoint robbery in Greece, was spotted by on-duty officers. Two occupants fled on foot, with one 16-year-old male eventually caught and apprehended, officials say.

A second male — that matched the description of the robbery suspect — fled again and was then seen entering another vehicle, according to Rochester police. That vehicle was a Honda Civic, which police say stolen in a separate incident.

RPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to stop. After engaging in a pursuit, the car ultimately stopped on Copeland Street in Rochester where the driver was arrested.

According to officials, the front seat passenger exited the vehicle prior to it stopping and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was apprehended in the 600 block of Bay Street.

The 16-year-old male who drove the stolen Toyota Corolla was turned over to Greece police.

Occupants of the stolen Honda Civic where identified as a 33-year-old female resident, who was arrested, and the passenger was a 32-year-old male. No other occupants where involved in the incident.

An unknown quantity of illegal narcotics were located in the vehicle, according to officials Rochester police say the occupants of the Honda Civic are not facing charges related to the Greece case.

Authorities say the investigation remains ongoing.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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