San Francisco

Auto Burglary Suspect Hits Police Officer With Car Near Alamo Square

A San Francisco police officer was struck and injured by a car driven by a suspected auto burglar just before noon today near Alamo Square Park.

According to Officer Robert Rueca of SFPD's Media Relations Unit, officers from Northern Station were conducting surveillance due to the high number of auto break-ins that occur in the area.

One of the officers assigned to the detail observed a suspect breaking into a parked vehicle hear Hayes and Pierce and "attempted to detain" him, said Rueca. At that point, a car that was parked nearby "rammed the officer and in doing so, also ran over one of the suspects," he said.

Although the police officer, who was on a bicycle, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover, no word was available on the suspect's condition.

According to ABC7, Officer Giselle Linnane said the driver and other suspects may have been detained at the scene.


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