January 26, 2022
CORNING, NY – From Corning Police:
On January 24, 2022, at about 5:15pm members of the Corning Police Department responded to a 911 dispatched report of a stolen vehicle. Uniformed members responded and learned that a man had pulled up to a Baker Street business and was actively unloading items from his car. His car’s engine was running and the keys to his vehicle were still in the vehicle. While the vehicle’s owner was walking back towards his car, he observed an individual calmly walk over to the vehicle and get behind the wheel. The vehicle’s owner ran to the vehicle and entered it on the passenger’s side in an attempt to prevent his vehicle from being stolen. The individual ignored his commands to stop, and instead accelerated the vehicle during a brief struggle with the owner. Based on the robber’s actions, the vehicle’s owner was dragged a short distance. The vehicle fled the area. The owner of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.
The Corning Police Department is asking anyone with information about this robbery to call the Corning Police Department at (607) 962-0340, extension 1500, and call 911 if anyone sees the stolen vehicle, a 2021 gray Hyundai Elantra with New York State registration plate # DGE7242.