2 officers injured when car plows through convenience store window
Two Wallington police officers sustained injuries when a car crashed through the window of a convenience store while they were getting coffee, NorthJersey.com reported.
Authorities told NorthJersey.com that the vehicle, a large Buick convertible, drove through the front of the 7-Eleven on Main Avenue at 7:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Two officers who were at the counter buying coffee were injured, the story states.
Sgt. Tomasz Kruk and Officer Peter Zagaja were treated at Hackensack University Medical Center for injuries. Both were later released, Anthony Cureton, spokesman for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, told NorthJersey.com.
The vehicle crashed through the double glass, driving about 15 feet into the convenience store, Northjersey.com reported. A store surveillance video shows one officer rolling off the hood of the tan Buick as it crashed through the window.
The driver, Robert Devlin, 64, of Wallington, then tried to back the car out of the store. The two officers, despite their injuries, ran out and apprehended Devlin.
The owner of the 7-Eleven, Min Sakong, told the website that Sunday's incident was the third time a car crashed into the window. Despite the damage, the store needed to stay open because of Powerball lottery ticket sales, according to the story.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.
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