The injured officer’s name was not released so his family could be notified. Other officers handled the robbery call at Rite Aid about five blocks away on Hawthorne Boulevard. An alleged shoplifter began fighting with employees when they tried to stop him from leaving the store, Hawthorne police Lt. Jim Theriault said. Police arrived and arrested a man on suspicion of robbery. email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER A Hawthorne motorcycle officer rolling to a robbery call was injured Thursday when the unlicensed driver of a pickup truck collided with him. The officer was thrown into the street, and his injuries at first appeared serious, but X-rays at County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center proved negative. He was expected to be released from the hospital with minor injuries, Hawthorne police Lt. Julian Catano said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The wreck occurred as the officer made his way “Code 3” – with his lights and siren on – to a robbery call at 11:20 a.m., Catano said. The female driver of a midsize pickup truck was headed east on 136th Street when she collided with the officer at Hawthorne Boulevard. “It looks like the driver did not see the officer,” Catano said. Officers impounded the driver’s truck when they determined she was unlicensed, Catano said. The investigation briefly closed a portion of Hawthorne Boulevard.