Four juveniles detained after car theft, man dragged by vehicle

Irondequoit

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — Irondequoit police are investigating after a vehicle was stolen and a man was dragged by it.

Police say around 1:40 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the area of Portland Parkway and Portland Avenue for the report of a stolen vehicle that had just occurred.

Responding officers found a 79-year-old man that said he was pulled from his vehicle and thrown to the ground by three male suspects.

Police say the three suspects then jumped into the vehicle and began to flee the area.

Officials say while attempting to flee the area, the 79-year-old man was dragged on the ground by the vehicle. Authorities say the victim suffered severe cuts to his head and body and required hospital treatment.

The suspects were described as two while male teenagers and one black male teenagers last seen leaving the apartment complex in the stolen vehicle.

About 2 hours later, investigators said an Irondequoit police officer spotted the stolen car on his way home from work. It had been involved in a crash on the corner of Hudson Avenue and Norton Street in Rochester.

Police said four juveniles were detained in connection with the crash. Investigators are working to determine whether they were involved in the violent carjacking.

Officials ask anyone with information regarding this incident to Irondequoit police at 336-6000 or 911.

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