UPDATE: Elizabeth Armed Robbery Suspect Captured After High Speed Pursuit in Scotch Plains
A high-speed police pursuit of suspects wanted for report of attempted armed robbery in Elizabeth ended in a crashing halt in Scotch Plains on Sunday evening.
According to a preliminary investigation by Elizabeth Police, a call went over the radio for reports of an attempted armed robbery on Canton Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Area officers spotted the vehicle on West Grand Street.
Elizabeth police attempted to pull over the vehicle but it continued into Scotch Plains where it rammed into an Elizabeth police vehicle on the 2300 block of Concord Road officials said in a statement.
Police say the two occupants - the driver, a 36-year-old Elizabeth man, and second occupant - only described as a black male - fled on foot. The driver was apprehended, while county canine dogs pursued the second suspect, who ultimately got away.
Authorities charged the driver with armed robbery, alluding, aggravated assault and possession of a stolen vehicle.
According to officials, one officer was treated for a minor hand injury.
The incident remains under investigation.