NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was hurt after chasing a pair of suspected car thieves in Queens.

The victim told CBS2 that he pulled up to his construction site in Richmond Hill just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

He said he left the key in the ignition while dropping off items across the street.

That’s when he said a man and woman hopped in the car and took off.

The victim said he ran after them.

“They just kind of pulled over right here. So I open the door and start going for the keys,” said Michael Tannenbaum. “And I get the keys out. And while I’m getting the keys out of the car, there’s a man and woman and they’re both assaulting me.”

The man and woman ran off, but police eventually tracked them down, taking them into custody.

Ashanti Atkins, 18 and Richard Falk, 21, were arrested. They both were charged with robbery.


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