Police: Burglar assaults cops with car

A New Jersey man suspected of burglarizing a car Thursday in a Jericho parking lot faces multiple charges, including assault, after he drove his Ford Mustang into a police officer, Nassau County police said.

Lui Lee, 48, of Matawan, N.J., was arrested at about 6 p.m. in Hicksville on charges of assault, criminal mischief, grand larceny, resisting arrest and possession of burglar's tools.

Lee is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Lee was suspected of breaking the window of a vehicle parked at the Whole Foods Market lot at 429 N. Broadway in Jericho and taking a laptop computer, a tablet computer and a wallet, police said.

The victim of the break-in told police he traced his tablet computer to a Hicksville location, and police found Lee there with the missing property, according to police.

As police tried to arrest Lee, he "intentionally drove a 2013 Ford Mustang into one of them, causing the officer to sustain injuries to both ankles," they said in a report of the incident

Lee then drove off and was stopped a short time later near New Hyde Park Road and the Northern State Parkway by other officers with whom he struggled "violently," police said.

One officer had lacerations to both hands before Lee was finally restrained and arrested, police said.

Both officers were treated and released from the hospital.

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