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Brothers arrested after Boca Raton burglary spree

Police say Brandon Bayer, Gavin Bayer stole vehicles, bicycles

Brandon Bayer, 20, (left), and his brother, Gavin Bayer, 17, were arrested Wednesday in Boca Raton.
Brandon Bayer, 20, (left), and his brother, Gavin Bayer, 17, were arrested Wednesday in Boca Raton.

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Two brothers were arrested after they went on a burglary spree throughout Boca Raton, according to police.

Brandon Bayer, 20, and Gavin Bayer, 17, were arrested Wednesday on charges including robbery, grand theft, burglary and resisting arrest.

Boca Raton police said a man woke up to the sound of his truck's engine turning on early Wednesday morning, so he went outside and saw the truck backing out of the driveway. The man jumped on the truck, reached inside and was able to put it in park, but the driver punched him in the head and crashed the truck into another truck parked across the street.

Police said the brothers ran away, but Brandon Bayer was later found hiding in a nearby backyard. A short time later, an employee at Starbucks called police after a sweaty teenager came inside. The teen, identified as Gavin Bayer, was arrested without incident.

Detectives linked the brothers to six other vehicle burglaries and two bicycle burglaries.