Keen, Quick Police Work and Coordination of Multiple, Complex, High-Risk Events Credited for Successful, Safe Conclusion

Perinton, NY (February 12, 2021) – On Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 2:50 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Fairport Baptist Home, located at 4646 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Perinton for the report of a gun-point robbery in which the victim’s car was stolen. As deputies were investigating, a second call came in to 911 dispatch at 3:18 a.m. for the report of a commotion in the parking lot of Penfield Skyline Apartments, located at 1730 Penfield Rd., Penfield. A short time later, MCSO Lt. Brian Unterborn spotted the vehicle stolen in the Perinton robbery, accompanied by two other stolen vehicles, one from Penfield, the other from the City of Rochester. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on I-490, which led to a pursuit. During the pursuit, one of the vehicles broke away, traveling onto I-590 South, which led to a second simultaneous pursuit.

The pursuits led deputies to separate neighborhoods in the City of Rochester. The vehicle stolen in the Perinton Robbery crashed at Essex and Silver Streets. As the driver exited the vehicle and fled, a loaded magazine was recovered on the ground. With much appreciated assistance from the Rochester Police Department, a perimeter was established, a K9 track was conducted, resulting in the detainment of the driver. The second pursuit involving the stolen vehicle from Penfield ended in the neighborhood of Roxborough Rd. and Westfield St. when the driver of the vehicle crashed into a sign and fled on foot. Again, with the assistance of RPD, a second perimeter was established and a K-9 track led to the detainment of the driver.

Law enforcement officers discovered the third vehicle, stolen from the City of Rochester, unoccupied on Rochester’s west side. It appears it was involved in a minor MVA. Deputies performed evidence tech work on all three vehicles at the scenes before the vehicles were towed and secured. MCSO is continuing its investigation to locate the weapon displayed in the robbery.

We are grateful to the MCSO deputies and RPD officers who worked multiple, complex, simultaneous events across multiple jurisdictions to bring this dangerous situation to a safe and successful conclusion with the arrests of two individuals. Due to their juvenile status, the names of the individuals are being withheld. Both were remanded to the Monroe County Children’s Center in Rush.


Juvenile #1: 16 y/o Rochester, NY


  • Robbery in the 1st Degree (Class-B Felony)
  • Criminal Use of a Firearm, 1st (Class B-Felony)
  • Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree (Class-D Felony)
  • 2 Outstanding Warrants – City of Rochester


  • $40,000 cash
  • $80,000 bond
  • $160,000 secure bond

Juvenile #2: 17 y/o Rochester, NY


  • Robbery in the 1st Degree (Class-B Felony)
  • Grand Larceny, 3rd (Class-D Felony)
  • Criminal Poss. Stolen Property, 3rd Degree (Class D-Felony)
  • 1 Outstanding Warrant – City of Rochester


  • $50,000 cash
  • $100,000 bond
  • $200,000 secure bond