posted on August 21, 2014 14:00
An 18-year-old Batavia man is arrested in connection to two Rochester robberies and carjackings.
Trashawn Bell is facing multiple felony charges of robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Rochester Police according to the Democrat and Chronicle say Bell, along with several other unidentified men, robbed a 24-year-old Rochester woman on Brighton Street as she was walking from her car to her apartment at quarter past midnight Monday.
Police say she was surrounded by three men who tackled her from behind. They allegedly stole her car keys and other items before taking the victim’s car.
The woman was uninjured and the car was later recovered.
Documents according to the paper also allege he stole a car from Genesee Street at 8 Tuesday evening. Bell allegedly asked to use the phone of a 22-year-old Rochester man and when he declined and grew angry, Bell is accused of hitting the man from behind and then stealing the Chevrolet Sonic.
Bell’s facing additional felony charges for that incident. The man was not injured and the car was recovered.
The investigations are ongoing.
Bell – who told police he was homeless – is being held on $25,000 bail.