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Shots Fired in Chase of Suspects in $4M Jewelry Robbery

The suspects were trying to get away by driving on the sidewalk.

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Police in New York City fired on robbery suspects during a pursuit on Monday.

Authorities said the men were wanted in connection with the theft of $4 million in jewelry, along with numerous other robberies, CBS New York reports. (Watch the news video below.)

Police in Midtown Manhattan attempted to do a “felony car stop” when the driver sought to get away “by driving on the sidewalk and speeding past a group of people hanging out in front of Pergola restaurant,” according to the news report.

Police tried to stop the BMW by firing several shots at it. No one was injured.

A short car chase ensued, with the suspects abandoning the BMW after about a block. One suspect fled on foot and the other was taken into custody, according to CBS New York.

In one alleged robbery, police believe the suspects took $4 million in jewelry from people leaving the Tao Downtown restaurant.

Read more at CBS New York.

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