The incident occurred in Trader Road, E6 at around 7.55am on Wednesday, July 27.
A woman in her mid-60s reported being dragged from her Audi A3 by two men and having her car stolen.
During the robbery, the woman sustained minor injuries.
The car was reported stolen and was seen by local officers in Wennington Road, Rainham, at around 8.42am the same day.
The car appeared to be in a convoy with a Mercedes car, but this car dispersed shortly after the pursuit began.
A police pursuit of the Audi was authorised and was taken over by officers trained in Tactical Pursuit.
During the pursuit on Marsh Way in Rainham, the Mercedes seen earlier returned and rammed one of the pursuing police cars into the central barrier.
The two officers in the car sustained minor injuries and were treated and released from the hospital.
During the incident, two police vehicles were damaged.
The Audi fled and was later discovered abandoned nearby.
The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene, but was pursued and apprehended by officers.
The Mercedes was later discovered to have been stolen earlier that day in Essex.
There were no other injuries reported.
The road was closed while emergency crews dealt with the accident, but it has since reopened.
“Officers did their job and quickly circulated and located a stolen car,” said Inspector Richard Wenham of the Met’s Road and Transport Policing Command. The pursuit was then taken over by professionally trained officers, and their car was rammed in a desperate attempt by the suspects to flee. Both officers were hurt, but fortunately not seriously. This incident demonstrates our commitment to apprehending criminals as well as the dangers officers face when performing their duties. This kind of bravery and dedication by officers occurs on a daily basis in London, and it deserves to be recognised.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police at 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.
To provide information anonymously, call Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111 or go to crimestoppers-uk.org.