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New York police officers injured while pursuing suspected auto parts thieves, sources say

According to police sources, four NYPD officers were injured when two suspected auto parts thieves crashed into their squad car during a chase in Upper Manhattan early Friday.

Officers were looking for unspecified robbery suspects on Dyckman Street and Nagle Avenue in Inwood around 5:30 a.m. when they spotted four people trying to steal catalytic converters, the sources said.

Two of the suspects drove away in a black Mercedes-Benz, the sources said.

But the other two jumped into a white Mercedes and used it to ram three marked police cars, the sources said.

Police officials confirmed four officers were injured in a vehicle pursuit and taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital with minor injuries to their shoulders and back. They were treated and released, authorities said.

The police could not immediately confirm the details of the persecution and how the officers were injured.

Officials at the scene after the collision.
Officials at the scene after the collision.
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Both occupants of the white Mercedes were arrested, the source said.

Police officials confirmed charges are pending against two people.

The two suspects who fled in the black Mercedes are still up in the air, according to the sources.

All four officers were treated and discharged from the hospital.
All four officers were treated and discharged from the hospital.
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Officers chased suspects in black Mercedes.
Officers chased suspects in Mercedes.
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The incident comes amid a citywide spike in catalytic converter and auto thefts.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/20/nyc-cops-hurt-chasing-suspected-car-part-thieves-sources-say/ New York police officers injured while pursuing suspected auto parts thieves, sources say

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