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2 California police officers hit by car during alleged theft

September 18, 2017

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two California police officers responding to a reported theft were struck by a car driven by the suspect.

Police say a male and a female officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries Sunday night in the San Francisco Bay Area city of San Leandro. They are hospitalized in unknown condition.

The pair responded to a shoplifting report at a supermarket. Officials say as they tried to detain the male suspect, he was able to start his vehicle and drive away, striking both officers.

Police are searching for the suspect Monday.

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