A 41-year-old Buffalo man crashed his minivan Tuesday night after ignoring the demands of two men, armed with a gun, who attempted to steal the vehicle.
Central District officers said the victim was approached at about 9 p.m. in a parking lot on Mortimer Street, just south of Sycamore Street.
Two men, both wearing black hooded shirts, walked up to him, displayed a gun and told him to get out of his vehicle, police said. The victim tried to drive north on Mortimer, but lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the parking lot fence. The assailants fled the scene.