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NEW YORK (CNN) – New York City police are asking for the public’s help in finding looters who ran down one of their officers early Monday morning.

The suspects allegedly burglarized a cell phone store near Washington Square Park.

Officers tried to block the suspects as they fled the store. As they made their getaway, one of their vehicles struck a police officer as he was getting out of his van.

The injured officer is at Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The car that hit the offficer was a late model Ford Explorer with temporary Wisconsin plates.

Police are also searching for a second vehicle, a late model Honda Accord with New Jersey plates.

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