3 New Bedford men accused of stealing catalytic converters in Roxbury

Boston police shared this photo of stolen catalytic converters and tools used to steal them.

BOSTON (WLNE) — Three New Bedford men are accused of stealing catalytic converters in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.

The incident happened just before 4 a.m. Tuesday on Devon Street.

Boston police said they were told that the men had stolen a catalytic converter from a parked car before leaving the area.

“During the incident, one suspect utilized a jack and a power tool to remove the part, another stood by as a ‘lookout’ while the third remained in a running vehicle nearby,” said police.

Shortly after, Massachusetts State Police stopped a car that matched the description in the area of Geneva Avenue. That’s when police said they spotted four catalytic converters with “other evidence” in the back of the car.

Police said they arrested 26-year-old Joshua LeBeau, 24-year-old Isaac Cohen, and 22-year-old Blaze Miranda. They were all charged with receiving stolen property (over $1200), malicious destruction of property, and possession of burglarious tools.

Police said that Miranda was wanted on an extraditable warrant out of Cranston on charges of possession of stolen parts. 

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