Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Mechanic: Boston Bombing Suspect 'Looked Nervous'

Friday, 19 Apr 2013 11:02 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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A mechanic who said he regularly worked on Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's car said the 19-year-old came on Tuesday the day after the blasts and "looked nervous."

Somerville mechanic Gilberto Junior said Tsarnaev came by the shop Tuesday to pick up a car that had no taillights or bumper.

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"Number Two [Dzhokhar Tsarnaev] came into my shop Tuesday. I had no idea, no clue [he was a suspect]. He said he was fixing his girlfriend’s car. I didn’t finish it. It had no rear bumper, no tail light. He was very nervous, and said 'I need the car right now,' and took the car," Junior told Metro, adding that Tsarnaev was "biting his finger nails."

Junior declined to name his auto shop, but said Tsarnaev often came in, often with a group of friends, who all told him they were Turkish.

"I’d say five or six friends," he said. "Last month I asked them where they were from, and they said from Turkey. All the friends; I said 'You don’t look Turkish,' and [Tsarnaev] said, 'I was born in Russia but I was living in Turkey.' The others are from Turkey. They all drive nice cars, they all dress nice. Louis Vuitton shoes that probably cost $800. They drive Porches and the Range Rovers."

Media outlets previously reported that Tsarnaev is Chechen.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was on the run after a night filled with gunfire, car chases, and explosives left his brother and reported accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, dead. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed in the exchange of shots, and a Transit officer was wounded.

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The two brothers were accused of bombing the Boston Marathon Monday.

The chaos early Friday began about six hours after authorities released photos of the two bombing suspects to the media Thursday. Overnight, the men reportedly robbed a 7-Eleven, shot an MIT police officer to death, carjacked an SUV, and threw explosives out the window during a chase with police.

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