(Irondequoit, NY) – A second man is now charged with abducting and robbing an Irondequoit family Sunday night.
Brothers Don Peterkin, 18, and Rashad Peterkin, 17, face robbery, kidnapping, and other charges. Don Peterkin was arraigned Monday. Rashad Peterkin is expected to be arraigned Tuesday.
Police said the brothers used a gun to accost a couple and their two-year old daughter when the family drove into the garage at their home on Ridgeview Drive around 9:45 p.m. Sunday. The Peterkins are accused of stealing jewelry, computer and stereo equipment, and savings bonds.
Police said Peterkin pistol whipped and assaulted the family and then put them in the trunk of their own car and drove around for a while. Police believe the suspects then went back to the home, put the victims in the trunk of the other family car and took off again.
At some point during the night, an acquaintance of Peterkin learned of the alleged crimes and called 911.
Irondequoit Police Captain Marty Corbett said, "[The callers] realized the nature and gravity of what was occurring, they were concerned certainly for the victims. They stepped up and acted appropriately and we certainly appreciate that."
Rochester police stopped the car on Reed Park around 2:00 a.m. Monday and found the family in the trunk. The couple was treated and released for minor injuries at the hospital. The child was not hurt.
The motive for the kidnapping is unclear; police believe the family was targeted randomly.