Deceased Date: 1/26/2000 at 1149-1153 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY
1149 Lyell Ave. was a well-known gambling joint in Rochester run by Thomas Bertola and some of his associates. At about 1:00 in the afternoon on January 26, 2000 two suspects entered the establishment, tied up 58 year old Thomas Bertola and committed a robbery. During the course of the robbery Bertola died of a heart attack. His death was ruled a criminal homicide. Over the years several suspects have been developed, but investigators need people with information to come forward to bring the case to closure.
Crime Scene - 1149 Lyell Ave