Fitchburg police search for two juveniles who tried stealing a car

UPDATE (WKOW) -- The owner of a cart that two juveniles tried to steal tells 27 News he turned around for a moment and the kids were in the vehicle.

The man says he was not inside the store at the time, as reported by police. He had come out of the store, turned on his vehicle, then went to throw something away. That's when the victim noticed the two juveniles in his vehicle.

The two juveniles ended up crashing the vehicle into the Kwik Trip building and running away. They have not been found, according to police.


FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Fitchburg police are searching for two juveniles who allegedly tried stealing a car before crashing it into a gas station building Monday night.

According to police, a victim left their car unlocked and running in the parking lot of a Kwik Trip gas station on the 6100 block of McKee Road at about 10:30 p.m.

Police say while the victim was inside the store, two black male suspects, between 12 and 15 years old, wearing dark clothing, got into the vehicle and attempted to drive off. They say the suspects then crashed the vehicle into the building causing over $5,000 worth of damage. The suspects reportedly ran away and police were unable to find them at that time.

Anyone who saw what happened or has information is urged to call Fitchburg police at (608) 270-4300.

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