Suspected robber mows down cop and bicylist in Midtown

Posted at 1:49 PM, Jun 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-08 15:18:41-04

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (PIX11) — A suspected robber mowed down a police officer and a bicyclist, then plowed into a dry cleaners while fleeing from authorities Saturday morning in Midtown.

Two men robbed a man of his watch then assaulted him between 7th Avenue and 34th Street. One suspect ran off, while the other attempted to escape in a car.

A MTA police officer on the scene tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver ran him over and headed the wrong way down 6th Avenue.

The suspect then slammed into a bicyclist going the wrong way on 29th Street.

The vehicular mayhem only ended when the suspect slammed into a pole then crashed in a dry cleaner on Lexington Avenue.

The police officer suffered foot and knee injuries, while the bicyclist was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition with two broken legs, a broken arm, broken pelvis and head injuries. He has undergone surgery, according to police.

Neither suspect is in custody at this time.