Would-be car thief caught in the act, held until police arrive, authorities say

A would-be car thief was caught in the act and was held until police arrived on the scene by the person who spotted them, authorities say.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday at a 7-Eleven store on University Boulevard West in the Silver Spring area.

Police say the would-be car thief was trying to break into a parked vehicle when they were spotted and detained by that person until officers got to the scene.

No injuries were reported. The investigation is still continuing at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates.