ELVERTA (CBS13) — Deputies say a pair of alleged would-be burglars were thwarted by their getaway car not starting.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on March 30, they got a call from an Elverta resident about a man and a woman trespassing. The witness reported confronted the suspects and asked them to leave.

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However, after the pair got into their car, they realized it wouldn’t start.

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Deputies then arrived at the scene and detained the suspects. It was soon discovered that the pair had allegedly tried to steal a skill saw and internet router from the property.

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The pair has been identified as 54-year-old Maria Mendoza and 62-year-old Otilio Carrasco. Both have been arrested and booked into jail for burglary and trespassing charges.