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These car thieves won’t be in the next Fast & Furious flick anytime soon!

Surveillance footage captured a group of thieves that bailed on an armed carjacking after discovering the car is actually a stick shift.

Detroit Police said there were two victims sitting in a 2006 blue Acura TSX when the armed men approached it and demanded the vehicle.

Nearby surveillance camera footage shows the three bailing on their carjacking scheme and fleeing on foot. Police say it was most likely because none of the men could drive a manual transmission.

In their defense, manual vehicles are more and more rare in the United States, which means fewer people learn how to drive a stick. According to one study, only 18% of Americans can drive a stick. And only about 5% of vehicles sold in the U.S. today come with a stick shift, down from 25% in 1987.

Check out the video below!

Identity wanted of Suspects in Attempted Carjacking on Detroit's East side

DETROIT, MI - Detroit Police needs assistance in identifying and locating three male suspects wanted in connection to an attempted carjacking on the city's ...