ROME NY. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Rome Police Department is investigating an incident in which a man’s car was stolen at gunpoint while he was at home on September 27th.
Around 5:30 pm on Tuesday, officers arrived at the 1000 block of West Liberty Street to investigate a robbery. On the scene, they found a man at his home. He stated that he was in his driveway next to his vehicle when an unknown African American man suddenly approached him from behind and allegedly “placed a gun to the back of his head.”
The unknown perpetrator then allegedly demanded the victim’s car keys and fled driving east on West Liberty Street, hitting a utility pole as he left.
There were no reported injuries.
The stolen vehicle is a white 2009 Ford Escape with a vanity license plate number NTMYPNY. It has a broken taillight, as well as a damaged side-view mirror from the collision with the utility pole.
The Rome Police Detective Division is investigating the robbery. If you have information, please call the Rome Police Department’s TIP line at 315-339-7744. You can also make an anonymous tip at the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers website, by calling 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), at www.p3tips.com, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app.