Boston police nab suspected scooter thieves in Brighton

BOSTON (WHDH) - Three people accused of trying to steal a scooter were arrested in Brighton overnight, police said.

Officers responding to a reported vehicle break-in on Strathmore Road about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday learned from a witness that three people had just been seen cutting the lock off of a scooter and loading it into the back of a white van, according to Boston police.

After stopping the van and reviewing nearby surveillance video cameras, police arrested Jose Puente, 21, of Dorchester, Juan Cruz, 21, of Brighton, and a 17-year-old Dorchester boy on charges of larceny, possessing burglarious tools, and buying and receiving stolen goods.

All three are expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Brighton District Court.

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