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Mechanic: Suspect was in rush for car day after bombing
Boston Herald ^ | 4/19/13 | Christine McConville

Posted on 04/19/2013 7:54:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio

The accused Marathon bombers wore expensive clothes and drove brand-new Porsches, Range Rovers and Mercedes — and were in a rush for their car the day after the bombing, , says a Cambridge auto body shop owner.

Gilbert Junior, owner of the Cambridge -based Junior Auto Body, said he saw one of the accused bombers Tuesday morning and “knew something was wrong right away.”

“He was nervous, and biting his nails, and he wanted his girlfriend’s car right away even though I hadn’t fixed it yet,” he said.

Junior said the two were from Russia and used to live in Turkey. He said they belonged to a group of friends from Turkey. He said they paid him in cash and he never knew their names. He knew them only as “the brothers.”

“They drive new cars all the time, like Porsches, Range Rovers, all the time. They change cars all the time,” he said.

“The last time I saw Suspect No. 2 he had his girlfriend’s car, which they came to pick it up before the job was even done,” he said. “I saw him on Tuesday, this Tuesday. He was kind of biting his nail, and ‘I need the car, I need the car, I need the car,’ and I say, ‘Man, the car is not done.’ ”

It was a white 2006 Mercedes wagon, he said.

When he saw the FBI photos last night, he said, “I thought these guys look familiar, but I wasn’t sure.

But once he saw a surveillance photo this morning from 7-11 and heard the suspects were from Russia, he said, “I knew it was them.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bombing; bostonbombers; bostonbomberscars; bostonbombing; marathon; marathonbombing; terrorism
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1 posted on 04/19/2013 7:54:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

““They drive new cars all the time, like Porsches, Range Rovers, all the time. They change cars all the time,”

Follow the money.


2 posted on 04/19/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: raccoonradio

I’d like to know who the sugar daddy was...


3 posted on 04/19/2013 7:56:18 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: edwinland

So, if these guys were flush with cash, why did they rob a 7-11?

Some of these stories just don’t add up.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 7:57:33 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: henkster

More like Shieker daddy....


5 posted on 04/19/2013 7:59:07 AM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: raccoonradio

It’s obvious to me that the Tea Party and the Koch brothers funded their operations..... </sarcasm>


6 posted on 04/19/2013 7:59:33 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (t)
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To: henkster

The ferret faced Saudi in the process of being deported...


7 posted on 04/19/2013 7:59:37 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: edwinland

Yep, and somewhere that trail might connect to the current resident of 1600 P.A.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 8:00:23 AM PDT by Errant
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To: henkster

“I’d like to know who the sugar daddy was” ...Any possibility it is the Saudi guy the administation is trying to get out of the country as quickly as possible?


9 posted on 04/19/2013 8:00:51 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Skepolitic
So, if these guys were flush with cash, why did they rob a 7-11?

Hmmmmmm.

10 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:16 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Skepolitic

Seems from this mechanic’s description, they were in severe panic mode as of Tuesday, and I am sure that only expanded once the photos were released.

Seems weird that this looks like a well organized and orchestrated plan, but seemingly NO plan for afterwards. Maybe this group didn’t expect the depth of photos and video that would clearly identify them. Who knows.


11 posted on 04/19/2013 8:02:15 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: raccoonradio

So these sweet, all-American boys who, according to their father in Russia, have never been around guns or done anything bad are driving multiple expensive cars while their mother was arrested for shoplifting?

Um.... Yeah, these guys are just lone wolfs....

And their Dad is a liar who is up to his eye-balls in this.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 8:02:42 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Skepolitic

One answer could be that they couldn’t get in touch with the source of their money after the attack.

OR it could be that the car repar guy wanted some free publicity.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 8:02:48 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Skepolitic
why did they rob a 7-11?

That struck me as dumbness, too - although at the time I didn't know they were driving such high dollar wheels... it's just that after doing something like the bombing, is not the time to go try a stupid robbery.

That didn't add up.

14 posted on 04/19/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Maybe...maybe not. I’m guessing the money guy was also the brains behind this project. He was probably nowhere near Boston, and never was. He used some intermediary bag men. Our Saudi friend may have been one of them, but I’m guessing not. I wouldn’t want my bag man anywhere near Boston when this happened; no traces back to me.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: heylady

Yup! We’ll probably NEVER get the straight skinny on THAT either!


16 posted on 04/19/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Maybe when they were made the cash quit coming???


17 posted on 04/19/2013 8:07:08 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Skepolitic

Who knows, there’s so much bad info out. One story says they robbed a 7-11 another story says they stole a car from someone at or near the 7-11, before that some Indian kid, the some of a marathon sponsor, from PA was the guy. I’d just like to know who the screwballs are that put out all this crap “news”.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 8:07:12 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: raccoonradio

“The accused Marathon bombers wore expensive clothes and drove brand-new Porsches, Range Rovers and Mercedes...”

And I just read (in a post above this one) that the mother was arrested for shoplifting.

Ah, Islam, such a wonderful philosophy.


19 posted on 04/19/2013 8:07:38 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Noamie

Yeah but I would bet Russian security has their eyes on him, if not already picked up for questioning.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 8:07:39 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: raccoonradio

How does a guy working on the girlfriends car, know how often and what the brothers drive? This article conflicts itself, either the mechanic knew them well, or as he states it took till this morning to reccognize them from the one job.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 8:08:27 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: raccoonradio
They change cars all the time

Either they are so spoiled they get a new car whenever they wish or there's a more dark reason for a vehicle not to be recognized and linked with them.

22 posted on 04/19/2013 8:10:26 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Skepolitic
So, if these guys were flush with cash, why did they rob a 7-11?

I agree it's strange but it wouldn't be the first time a well crafted plan failed because the getaway driver panicked and took off without the perps.

23 posted on 04/19/2013 8:11:01 AM PDT by fso301
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To: henkster

Yeah, sounds like the brothers didn’t get their money, pictures go public which I.d. them, and they gotta get out of Dodge fast. Mom has a brush with the law. Nice family. Are threats from the Dad to be taken seriously. Time will tell.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 8:11:41 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: edwinland
Follow the money.

I think you'll find a bunch of credit cards maxed out.

25 posted on 04/19/2013 8:12:51 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: grobdriver

“why did they rob a 7-11?”

They didn’t. They hijacked the car at the 7-11 location. The 7-11 was NOT robbed. The brothers actually withdrew money from Bank of America around 11pm.


26 posted on 04/19/2013 8:13:36 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Skepolitic

Now it is reported they didn’t rob the 7-11
that is just where the car jacked the mercedes


27 posted on 04/19/2013 8:14:45 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Skepolitic

FNC just reported that the 7-11 was not robbed. Rather, it was the site of the carjacking. They didn’t spend too much time on this aspect. But wasn’t it a Mercedes that the men carjacked? I guess they were just used to ‘nice’ things.


28 posted on 04/19/2013 8:15:27 AM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: swamprebel

Do people seriously think that Saudi Arabia, Iran and other oil producing muslim countries are just stockpiling all of their money in Swiss bank accounts? They are spending the hundreds of billions in order to plant as many muslims as possible into every western country. I have seen them here in Canada, just off the boat with no jobs, but immediately housed in nice houses and driving fancy vehicles. We have no idea how many sleeper cells have already been planted in the guise of legal immigrants. America, Canada and Western Europe have all created the potential for a sustained jihad through the stupidity of unrestrained muslim immigration. If only 1% of these people are radicalized, it means there are thousands of potential jihadists already in our midst. Collective suicide.


29 posted on 04/19/2013 8:15:35 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Skepolitic; grobdriver

I was my understanding they had the mercedes owner driving around for half and hour but they stopped at the 7-11 for gas. They ditched the car’s owner and drove off. The owner ran into the 7-11 for them to call 911.


30 posted on 04/19/2013 8:15:51 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ilgipper
Maybe there was no exit plan because the brothers were not supposed to survive.

Looks like they changed their mind about being suicide bombers. For a day or two, anyway.

31 posted on 04/19/2013 8:16:00 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Skepolitic
So, if these guys were flush with cash, why did they rob a 7-11?

Many auto finance companies have been as irresponsible as the home mortgage lenders in terms of handing out financing for new cars to anyone with a pulse.

So it doesn't necessarily mean they were flush with cash, they could have just taken advantage of the affirmative-action lack of credit standards which has been prevalent for many years.

32 posted on 04/19/2013 8:17:27 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Skepolitic

They didn’t rob it, getting cash or carjacking


33 posted on 04/19/2013 8:17:52 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late)
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To: edwinland

I’ll bet you $100 they were receiving Foodstamps.


34 posted on 04/19/2013 8:17:55 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: raccoonradio

Perhaps they were funded by stimulus money. Obamadollars.


35 posted on 04/19/2013 8:18:40 AM PDT by lurk
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To: raccoonradio
He said they belonged to a group of friends from Turkey.

I would hope the FBI is in the process of rounding up this "group of friends."

36 posted on 04/19/2013 8:21:16 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: henkster

I fear it is “us,” as in U.S. (various monies from school grants, welfare, etc. and drug sales.)


37 posted on 04/19/2013 8:24:14 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: grobdriver

Oh but media is telling us how smart they are, going to “prestigious charter school where many famous/celebrities have gone, suspect #2 is a 2nd year medical student, someone one else claiming one was studying engineering, maybe at MIT!”


38 posted on 04/19/2013 8:27:15 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: raccoonradio

Their extreme poverty obviously drives them to the desperation of terror attacks. /


39 posted on 04/19/2013 8:29:27 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Skepolitic

I think the “7-Eleven” story got screwed up. It was not robbed. That’s where the carjacked guy got loose/was let go. He ran into the store and called 911.


40 posted on 04/19/2013 8:30:03 AM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: littleharbour

I totally agree, there are entire neighborhoods in France, where the police won’t go. It’s comming here, and political correctness is rolling out the red carpet.


41 posted on 04/19/2013 8:30:36 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: raccoonradio

Evidently they stole the Mercedes. Maybe they also stole the Porsche. Want a nice car? Then just steal it. Maybe they planned to use the Mercedes for the getaway, and then abandon it.

Now I’m wondering if they used a free Obamaphone to set off the bombs. There was said to be a video that showed one of them using a cell phone at the scene of the second bombing exactly when the first bomb went off.

Terrorists everywhere—get your free Obamaphones! Guaranteed to set off bombs with no hitches.


42 posted on 04/19/2013 8:30:39 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: henkster
I’d like to know who the sugar daddy was...

Check Riyadh.

43 posted on 04/19/2013 8:31:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: raccoonradio
Wait a minute, they have new fancy cars and the mother was caught shoplifting women's clothes last year?

I want to know a lot more about that Saudi national person of interest (who had 5 family members in Gitmo) from the wealthy Saudi family that was watching at the Boston Marathon finish line what his money was buying.

There was a well financed criminal/terrorist cell in Boston.

Someone needs to work on tracing the money back to the source and I would wager it will be the Saudi Royal family and their oil wealth.

44 posted on 04/19/2013 8:34:41 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: raccoonradio

Has Columbia offered him tenure yet?


45 posted on 04/19/2013 8:40:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Robert357
Someone needs to work on tracing the money back to the source and I would wager it will be the Saudi Royal family and their oil wealth.

I don't expect that to get done with the Obama/Holder/Biden administration.

46 posted on 04/19/2013 8:53:33 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: heylady
....sugar daddy was ...... the Saudi guy the administation is trying to get out of the country as quickly as possible?

Bingo. Saudis have been financing the Chechens for a long time. Chechens in EVERY fight from Kosovo to Afghanistan. Something very very wrong here.

47 posted on 04/19/2013 9:21:10 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: raccoonradio
‘I need the car, I need the car, I need the car,’ and I say, ‘Man, the car is not done.’ ”


48 posted on 04/19/2013 9:21:49 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: edwinland

Ordinary car thieves or members of organized crime? If members of organized crime they’d be foot soldiers working for others. If f?oot soldiers were they just following orders for the bombing


49 posted on 04/19/2013 10:01:19 AM PDT by airedale
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To: ilgipper

Maybe the brothers didn’t realize they were expendable until after the bombs went off and they were left flapping in the wind by their handlers? The term useful idiots come to mind.


50 posted on 04/19/2013 10:36:21 AM PDT by redangus
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