Two students, named be neighbors by their first names Azmat and Diaz, arrested Friday night in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings drive a car with the licence plate “Terrorista #1”.
The two men reportedly drive a black BMW 330XI with the personalized plate and a sticker on the back which reads: “F*** you, you f****** f****”.
Azmat and Diaz are thought to be from Kazakhstan and had not been seen since the Boston Marathon bombings until last night when their ground floor apartment in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was raided by a dozen FBI agents at gunpoint.
One of their girlfriends was also arrested. All three are in their late teens or early 20s.
Their apartment was raised because police say the younger Boston Marathon bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, may have lived at their address.
It also appeared that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted pictures of the car on his Twitter account J_tsar.
In one picture the BMW is next to another dark colored sports car with the caption: “Place your bets” as if they are about to race.
In another a group of boys stand by both vehicles and a youth can be seen making a gesture that looks like a gun towards the camera.
The three arrests took place at the Hidden Brook housing complex in New Bedford.
One of their neighbors claimed that Azmat and Diaz had said the BMW was stolen or that they claimed they had rented it and were not paying the rental fee.
Inside the car was a receipt from a Ralph Lauren store, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, a receipt from a shipping company, a prescription, lots of crushed water bottles and a number of parking tickets.
It is thought that Azmat and Diaz were students at the University of Massachusetts and had been living in the apartment for around a year.
Their neighbor said that they used to have parties until three or four in the morning with “drinking and dancing and the police would come”.
When the police raided the apartment last night there were armed officers on the tennis court out the back on a tennis court lying down with their guns pointed towards the apartment.
The FBI later brought a U-Haul truck to the rear of the apartment but did not take anything away.
They were led away with their hands in zip ties.
Two Russian speaking men in their early 20s later arrived at the apartment and told reporters they were journalists from the Boston Globe.
The so-called journalists then entered the apartment through an unlocked patio door.