Police: 3 break into house of Puerto Rican boxer

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Posted: Apr 20, 2011 3:31 PM
Police: 3 break into house of Puerto Rican boxer

Three people in Puerto Rico face burglary and attempted larceny charges after police said they broke into the coastal vacation home of boxer Miguel Cotto.

Police said in a statement Wednesday that the suspects broke into the house in the ritzy Palmas del Mar community in Humacao on Tuesday afternoon.

Police spokesman Edgardo Viera said no one was home at the time, but that a property manager happened to see the suspects during his daily rounds. Viera said the two men and one woman escaped in a car but were later detained by police.

The suspects range in age from 18 to 22. They are scheduled to appear in court on May 3.

Viera said Cotto told police that nothing was missing.

Cotto is from Puerto Rico and holds the WBA light middleweight title.