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Oakland police investigate the scene on Bienati Way and Fruitvale Street in Oakland, Calif. where a car theft suspects injured two officers and a public works employee on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The suspects driving a green Jaguar hit the police car as an officer was getting out of the car, injuring the officer. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND -- Two police officers and a city worker suffered injuries Friday morning after two burglary suspects in a Jaguar hit them and rammed a patrol car in the Dimond District, police said.

Officers saw a car burglary occurring about 10:05 a.m. in a parking lot behind shops on busy Fruitvale Avenue near Interstate 580. The suspects tried to flee by driving down Bienati Way, a short street connecting Dimond and Fruitvale avenues.

On the way, they hit an officer and a city worker who was getting out of his truck, police said. They then drove up on the sidewalk and rammed the door of a patrol car, injuring an officer who was getting out of the car, police said.

The suspects fled in the Jaguar on Fruitvale, eventually crashing into a into a fence and some bushes in the 3200 block of Boston Avenue. Both suspects fled on foot. The area was cordoned off as police searched for the suspects but the hunt was called off by noon and no arrests had been made.

The city worker suffered a broken wrist and leg, one officer had cuts and bruises and the other officer a foot injury, police said. They were all taken to hospitals for treatment.

Nearby Fruitvale Elementary School was locked down briefly. The school was not in session, but teachers were there attending a training session.



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