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2 cops injured in Harlem crash with suspected robbers

The officers were reportedly chasing two people involved in an Inwood robbery.

The gray Acura and police cruiser involved in the crash at 7th Avenue and 139th StLenyon Whitaker

Two NYPD officers were injured and two people involved in a robberywere arrested after a crash Friday afternoon in Harlem, reports said.

The robbery occurred in the Inwood neighborhood,according to ABC7. The victim flagged down one officer while afriend followed the robber's car and called 911.

Officers in the area located the car and attempted to pull it over when the two vehicles collided on 7th Avenue and 139th Street, ABC7 reported.

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The front of the police cruiser and the back of the sedan, a gray Acura, were smashed in, according to NBC New York.The Acura crashed into another parked car.

Witnesses said thatthey heard a loud crash when the vehicles collided and that police approached the Acura after the crash with their guns drawn. The officers thentook the men out of the car and placed them underarrest, NBC New York reported.

The officers were taken to Harlem Hospital with minor injuries, reports said. The men involved in the robbery were taken into custody at the scene.

 
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