NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspected robber trying to escape in a car ran over a police officer and slammed into a bicyclist early Saturday, and ultimately ditched the car and got away after plowing into a dry cleaners in Kips Bay.
Two robbers accosted a man in the early morning hours at Seventh Avenue and 34th Street in the Garment District. They punched the man in the face and took his watch, police said.
One of the suspects ran off on foot and was not seen again, while the other jumped into a gold-colored sedan and got behind the wheel, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer happened to be present, and he tried to stop the car. But the suspect ran the officer over, police said.