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Boston Police arrest Beacon Hill break-in suspect again after new incidents on Charles Street

Man arrested for Beacon Hill break-ins appears in court
Man arrested for Beacon Hill break-ins appears in court 00:22

BOSTON – Boston Police said accused Beacon Hill thief James Schaff is at it again.

Schaff, 57, of Cambridge, was arrested Wednesday night after break-ins were reported at three places on Charles Street. Shattered windows could be seen after the incidents.

A broken window at the scene of a break-in on Charles Street in Boston. CBS Boston

Schaff was arrested back in August for similar break-ins on Charles Street.

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A man sticks his head through broken glass as he tries to break into a gift shop on Beacon Hill. CBS Boston

Video released at the time showed a man police said was Schaff breaking through the glass door of a Beacon Hill gift shop. Officers said he attempted at least four other burglaries around that time.

James Schaff appears in court. CBS Boston

Schaff was arraigned for the three break-ins at Boston Municipal Court on Thursday. 

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