SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say a fleeing auto burglary suspect struck an officer with a car.
It happened around noon Thursday as an undercover team was watching the Alamo Square area. Police have been trying to stop an epidemic of car thefts that saw 30,000 break-ins last year.
A Florida tourist tells the San Francisco Chronicle that her husband saw a man smash their car window with a hammer.
Police say an officer on a bicycle approached the thief but was hit by a car driven by an apparent accomplice. The suspect also was hit.
Police arrested the driver and a passenger after the car crashed several blocks away.
The injured suspect’s also being held. There’s no word on his condition.
The officer is expected to recover.