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Man Steals Bayonne Police Car, Crashes in NYC After Pursuit

By rlsmetro on

NYC Police took a NJ man into custody after he stole a police cruiser in Bayonne, then led officers on a wild chase across two bridges and through New York City Sunday morning.

According to authorities, the suspect, Mr. Frank Suarez stole the Bayonne Police Department SUV near Avenue E and East 19th Street just before 12:35 a.m.

NYPD Police said during the pursuit, Suarez crossed from NJ to Staten Island over the Goethals Bridge — and then headed into Brooklyn on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge at around.

According to police, Suarez eventually crashed in Greenwood Heights at around 1 a.m., destroying the side of one parked minivan before smashing into the back of a second car.

Police say police cruiser’s rear passenger side tire was destroyed in the chase, leaving Suarez speeding with three wheels and a rim.

He was taken into custody at the scene of the crash, NYPD said.

The incident remains under investigation.