New Brighton police recover stolen packages, suspects arrested

- Investigators say three men arrested for burglary in New Brighton, Minnesota, have also been stealing packages off doorsteps in northeast Minneapolis.

Mohamed Adan, Abshir Ali and Yusef Ali were arrested last week after an attempted burglary in New Brighton.

During their investigation, police say they later discovered items in the stolen getaway car that likely belonged to residents in nearby northeast Minneapolis.

New Brighton police officers had been alerted days earlier regarding a Facebook post on a community page that showed the suspects and their car.

“There was some great information out there on Northeast Minneapolis Crime Facebook page with not just pictures of the suspect vehicle, but the suspect as well, ” said New Brighton Director of Public Safety Tony Paetznick.

Investigators hope to return the items to their rightful owners. If you think one of the recovered items might be yours, you can contact New Brighton Police at (651) 288-4100.

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