Children accused of setting cars on fire in Yonkers

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 05:45PM
Marcus Solis reports on the car set ablaze by two children in Yonkers.


YONKERS, New York - Police believe two children are responsible for setting parked cars on fire in a Yonkers neighborhood.

The vandalism spree has been linked to two juveniles under the age of 11. So far, no charges have been filed.

Yonkers Police and Fire Departments responded to reports of a car fire Monday evening, finding a green Jaguar on fire in the parking lot shared between the Westchester School for Special Children and Castle Royale, a catering hall, on Waverly Street.

Video shows cars on fire:
Cell phone video shows cars on fire

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire without incident, and no injuries were reported.

An SUV parked next to the Jaguar received damage from the flames, and further canvasing of the area found two additional vehicles with broken windows nearby. It is unclear who the vehicles belonged to, but it was not anyone associated with the restaurant.

Officers were able to locate the two young boys they believe are responsible for the fire, but because they are underage, they are not releasing further information about them.

The investigation is ongoing.
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