Alleged Shoplifter Crashes Car on Bloomfield Ave
Car involved in short police pursuit following a shoplifting attempt.
UPDATED: Bloomfield police closed off the Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street intersection late Thursday morning after a suspect fled police following being seen attempting to shoplift from Home Depot.
Sgt. Anthony Servedio of the Bloomfield Police Department said an officer working an extra duty job called out a shoplifter leaving the Home Depot.
Driving out of the parking lot, the suspect's vehicle struck but did not injure the officer.
Servedio said that a few moments later, a patrol officer spotted the vehicle. When the suspect saw the patrol car, he fled and crashed into another vehicle. The suspect and an occupant from the second vehicle involved in the accident were taken to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.
Servedio said the charges on the suspect are robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, eluding and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.