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.READ MORE: New Study Shows Certain Nasal Sprays Used To Treat Allergies May Protect Against Severe COVID-19
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.