Stealing steel — Two men charged with heist from East Boston marine yard

Two men are facing charges after allegedly stealing $5,000 worth of scrap metal and trying to escape in a U-Haul van, Boston Police said.

Bryan Narbonne, 27, of Braintree, and Brandon Ferris, 27, of Boston broke into an East Boston work yard owned by White Marine Inc. just before 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. A witness told police the two took roughly $5,000 in custom galvanized steel, leaving the scene in a U-Haul truck before officers could arrive.

Chelsea officers later stopped a U-Haul truck matching Boston police descriptions. A search of the truck’s bay uncovered the stolen steel.

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Narbonne and Ferris face charges that include breaking and entering a non-residence, and larceny, police said.