Cops search for suspects who hit officer with car while fleeing burglary scene in Manhattan (UPDATED)

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Cops are looking for a group of burglars who clipped a police officer with his car while fleeing the scene in Manhattan early Monday morning.

According to police, at 3:23 a.m. on June 1, officers responded to a burglary in progress at “I Fix Screens” Cell Phone Store, located at 14 West 8th Street. It was determined that a group of unidentified males had exited two vehicles at the location and broke the storefront window of the location. When police arrived, the suspects were fleeing into two vehicles, which police attempted to block.

One police officer exited a police vehicle to attempt to stop the suspects when he was struck by a late model Ford Explorer with temporary Wisconsin plates. That vehicle, along with a late model Honda Accord with New Jersey plates, fled the scene eastbound on 8th street. 

EMS brought the officer to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. It is not clear if the suspects were connected to the protests from the night before.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these males is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
Updated at 9:30 a.m. on June 2.

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