A pair of would-be auto thieves backed into trouble in Yonkers on Sunday night, police said.
Two teenage boys, 12 and 14 years old, are accused of trying to steal a vehicle from a limo company that showcases expensive cars, Yonkers police Det. Lt. Patrick McCormack said Monday.
The pair jumped the fence at Silver Star Limousines at 47 Ash St. about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and tried to steal a 2010 Cadillac Escalade sitting in an outside gated parking lot, according to McCormack.
Instead of getting away, the pair backed up and smashed into a brick wall, putting "a pretty large hole" in it, McCormack said.
"They must have put it in reverse instead of drive, putting it into the wall, and subsequently knocked a buttress down that supported one of the main high beams," Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick told News12.
It was not known which of the boys was driving, McCormack said.
After the crash, the boys, whose names are being withheld because of their ages, jumped back over the fence and headed to the area of 50 Hawthorne Ave., where they were seen about 10 p.m. by an apartment building security guard. The boys were testing door handles to find unlocked cars, McCormack said. The security guard managed to grab the 14-year-old and the 12-year-old was found near Getty Square, a few blocks away.
They were both found with stolen keys from unlocked cars owned by Silver Star Limos, according to McCormack.
The two were charged as youthful offenders with grand larceny, criminal mischief, petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property and were released to their parents Monday, McCormack said.