Officers responding to the report of a suspicious vehicle observed two men breaking into and entering a house in Plainview late Monday morning and arrested them as they fled, Nassau County police said.
Jahvis P. Williams, 19, of 837 Jefferson St., Baldwin, and Erwin Ulysse, 20, of 1483 Matheron Ave., Baldwin, were arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and possession of burglar's tools.
Ulysse also was charged with second-degree burglary.
Police said the two officers who chased and arrested the pair suffered injuries to their knees and backs and were taken to a hospital, where both were treated and released.
A driver who police said dropped Williams and Ulysse at the scene fled in a Nissan sedan and is still being sought.
Police said Second Precinct officers were sent to the area after a caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle on Crestwood Drive at about 11:20 a.m. The officers then saw Williams and Ulysse enter a backyard on Felice Lane, police said, watching the two open a rear door to allow Ulysse entry.
It was not clear if anything was taken from the home.
Both men are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.