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Update: Officer Chasing Robbery Suspect Before Crash

Posted on: 10:58 pm, July 6, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:31pm, July 7, 2013

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.

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