Thursday, 4:30 PM
Roommates handcuffed, beaten in Brighton break-in
By Globe Staff
Boston police are searching for three suspects who wore masks and broke into a home in Brighton overnight, injuring two people.
When police arrived at an apartment complex on North Beacon Street at 3.30 a.m., officers encountered a man speaking on a cordless phone with a set of handcuffs around one of his wrists who said he was beaten. During the attack, the three suspects wore masks and identical three-quarter-length down jackets, according to investigators, who watched video from security cameras at the apartments.
According to a Boston police report: "The victim stated that he had returned to his apartment at about 2:45 a.m. and had just made himself something to eat when someone knocked on the door. He stated that the peephole was blocked when he looked out, and when he opened the door he was rushed by three males who beat him and handcuffed him."
The man's roommate told police that he heard the commotion, walked out of his bedroom, and was handcuffed and thrown to the ground. Police said the suspects took a laptop and a jacket.
Both men were treated at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and released.