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Thief Flees After Botched Carjacking In Pelham

PELHAM, N.Y. – A man's car was stolen from the exit of USA Car Wash this weekend after he left it to grab a towel, Pelham Manor police reported.

The victim hit and pulled on the thief’s shirt in an effort to stop him from taking the car, police said.

The thief then hit a light pole and crashed the car at the Gulf gas station across the street as he was trying to flee. An employee called the police to report a fire on the gas station property. The thief fled on foot toward the Fulton Avenue bridge.

Westchester Collision towed the vehicle. A red cell phone believed to be the thief’s was found in the driver's seat and was taken into evidence.

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