Thieves Couldn't Steal This Audi S5 So They Torched ItS

A Long Island, N.Y. car dealership caught the whole thing on its security camera: Two would be thieves, unsuccessful in their attempts to steal a 2012 Audi S5 convertible, returned an hour later, set it on fire and fled again.

A tipster who works at Anchor Audi in Lynbrook, N.Y. sent us post-fire photos of the blaze. A still from the security camera shows firefighters putting it out. The two arsonists are still at large, and a third suspect was seen driving them away after they set fire to the $50,000 car. No injuries were reported, and no other cars were damaged.

Lynbrook authorities have asked anyone with information to call tips line at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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