NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was charged with robbery and several other counts after he allegedly held up a salon in the Bronx, and led off a chase that led to a crash involving a police squad car.
At 7:33 p.m. Saturday, a woman walked up to an NYPD mounted patrol unit and said someone was robbing her salon at East Burnside and Anthony avenues in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx, police said.
The officers approached and saw the man run off. They radioed in a bulletin for the suspect and multiple units responded, police said.
One of the responding squad cars headed to the scene was cut off by a taxi and ended up rear-ending the cab, police said.
All parties involved were taken to nearby hospitals where all were treated for minor injuries, including a passenger in the cab. Police did not say exactly how many people were injured.
Soon afterward, officers apprehended and arrested the salon robbery suspect.
The suspect, Tyron Felder of the Bronx, was charged with three counts of robbery, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, assault on an officer, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana.
Police did not say whether the taxi driver who allegedly caused the accident was ticketed.
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