Cops seek suspects in Flower Hill carjacking
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Police are searching for four suspects who pulled off a carjacking at gunpoint in Flower Hill Sunday night and later rammed a police cruiser in the stolen sport utility vehicle, Nassau County police said.
A 51-year-old man incurred a minor back injury in the carjacking of his 2013 Land Rover, which occurred about 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of Stonytown Road and Chanticlare Drive, police said.
The Land Rover owner, whose identity was not released, was driving when his vehicle was struck by "an unknown older model dark-colored" sport utility vehicle, police said. When the man got out to inspect the damage, police said, two of the four men in the other SUV "displayed handguns" and stole the man's wallet, jacket and key fob for the SUV.
The four then fled with the vehicle and cash, police said.
During their getaway, police said, the suspects "intentionally struck" a marked police unit near Northern Boulevard and Community Drive in Manhasset. The officer was not injured, and the suspect vehicle headed west on the Long Island Expressway.
Police said the stolen Land Rover was later recovered, unoccupied, on Queens Boulevard near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Queens.
The vehicle was impounded, police said. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the carjacking to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
All calls will remain confidential, police said.