Update: Officer Chasing Robbery Suspect Before Crash
WILKES-BARRE — Police said a police officer was chasing a robbery suspect when his cruiser crashed into a garage in Wilkes-Barre.
The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Riverside Drive in Wilkes-Barre.
A police cruiser crashed into the garage of a home.
The officer driving was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police said the officer was called after a Burgit’s Taxi driver was allegedly robbed at gunpoint near Charles Street Park.
The officer was chasing the vehicle the alleged robbers got into, when the officer lost control on a curve and hit the garage.
Wilkes-Barre Police are investigating the crash and the robbery.