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Congressman William Keating’s Car Stolen In Quincy

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QUINCY (CBS) – Congressman William Keating’s car was stolen from his driveway near Quincy Center early Tuesday morning.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports


Keating told WBZ-TV he called 911 just before 3 a.m. after hearing a noise outside and seeing two men drive off in his 2001 Lexus.

“A police officer was in my driveway within six minutes of the call and the amazing thing is, as he came in, he was getting a radio transmission that they had apprehended the two people that had done this.”

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

Officers tracked down the car and six minutes later had it cornered it in a McDonald’s parking lot near North Quincy High School.

“This has got to be the quickest time ever for solving a crime,” said Keating.

chris and ken babij Congressman William Keating’s Car Stolen In Quincy

Chris and Ken Babij (photo courtesy: Quincy Police)

25-year-old Christopher Babij and his 20-year-old brother Ken were arrested without incident.

Police say they recovered two GPS devices, one belonging to Keating and another to his daughter.

Capt. John Dougan said the brothers told police the car was a “rental.” He added they are well known to police.

Keating said it did not appear the thieves were targeting him specifically.

“There was other contraband that was found in the car that wasn’t mine that had apparently been stolen as well.”

The brothers were arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Quincy District Court. Christopher Babij was ordered held on a probation violation while his brother was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for drug addiction treatment.

Keating is the former Norfolk County District Attorney. He was elected to Congress last year.

“(It’s) a constant reminder to everyone that this can happen,” Keating said.

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