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FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan (WABC) — Police opened fire on two robbery suspects in the Flatiron District of Manhattan

Shots were fired by police pulling over a BMW wanted in an ongoing robbery pattern.

The officers attempted to pull over the vehicle at around 1:20 a.m. Monday.

During the attempted stop, an officer fired shots. No one was struck.

The BMW was found on the sidewalk at West 28th Street and Fifth Avenue. It appears the vehicle knocked over a street sign.

Two suspects fled from the car. One was caught and treated for a minor cut to his head. Charges are pending. Another person is being sought.

A gun was found in the BMW.

Officers involved in the incident were taken to the hospital for tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

The officers pulled over the vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. It was suspected of being part of an ongoing high-end robbery pattern.

In a pair of armed robberies, police say two suspects, believed to be the individuals in the vehicle, stole more than $4 million in jewelry from their victims and fled in a black Mercedes Benz.

In both incidents, the victims were likely followed by the suspects from high-end restaurants and clubs.

In the first robbery on August 14, police say the men robbed a 47-year-old man and a 27-year-old man who had just left TAO Downtown and were walking on West 30th Street at Broadway. The car parked and the men approached the victims, one of them had a gun. They took multiple pieces of jewelry including a Richard Mille watch worth $4 million and a medallion necklace worth approximately $10,000.

Then, just a few days later on August 19, a 34-year-old man had just left Pergola restaurant on West 28th Street and was walking towards Broadway when the car approached and parked. The men hopped out and again, one displayed a guy. They took a Cuban necklace, tennis bracelet and an Audemar watch worth $100,000.

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