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Car strikes cop in stolen truck chase

Police search for suspect, seen in LIC

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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:59 am, Thu Sep 5, 2013.

Police are searching for an armed Florida man who allegedly shot at an officer last Thursday.

Allegedly Gary Sarback, 60, from Lake Worth, Fla. tried to remove a pocketbook from a woman near LaGuardia Airport around 4 p.m. on Aug. 22 then fled.

Police ran the license plates and discovered the black Ford had been stolen from West Palm Beach. The truck’s owner said there was .38 caliber revolver in the vehicle.

Around 9 p.m. police saw the pickup wanted in the robbery earlier that day moving southbound on Crescent Street in the vicinity of Broadway.

They allegedly attempted to pull Sarback over. Shots were fired, police said, and one of the officers was struck by the vehicle as it fled.

Both cops were taken to Cornell Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries where they were treated and released.

The abandoned vehicle was later found on 24th Street, in the vicinity of 37th Avenue. Sarback was identified as the suspect when a canvas of the area turned up a cell phone.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477).The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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