MIAMI -

Miami police said three of their patrol boats have been burglarized.

Officer Freddie Burden said Sunday the Miami Police Department's fleet of marine patrol boats was the target of thieves.

Burden said the Lowrance units of the boats were stolen, amounting to $18,000 in losses.

The boats were being repaired by a mechanic late Friday afternoon at the Miami Yacht Club. When he returned Sunday, he noticed the equipment had been stolen.