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RPD responds to burglary call, natural gas smell in NE Rochester Thursday

RPD responds to burglary call, natural gas smell in NE Rochester Thursday

KAAL-TV
Created: April 24, 2020 11:12 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Rochester Police responded to a burglary Thursday afternoon in northeast Rochester.

Police say the burglary occurred at a vacant storefront near the 3800 block of North Broadway sometime between March 28 and Thursday.

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According to police, dispatch received a call to help the fire department after crews responded to that building regarding a gas leak.

Officials say someone walking by the building smelled natural gas and called police.

When it was safe crews went into the building. They learned a natural gas heater called a heat wagon had been stolen from the building.

Police say when the suspect stole the heater, they did not turn off the natural gas. The incident remains under investigation.


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