Boston officers nab suspect in string of downtown break-ins

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BOSTON — Boston police apprehended a man late Wednesday night suspected of a series of breaking and entering incidents in the downtown area.

James Lynn Schaff, 57, of Cambridge, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 after officers from District A-1 responded to a call at 103 Charles Street.

Following a report of a smashed window and a subsequent alarm at Thieves Next Door Jewelry Store at 53 Charles St, police were on high alert.

As officers conducted a search, they noticed a door slightly open at 15 Charles St and heard noises from within.

Inside, they discovered Schaff holding a brick, along with several stolen jewelry items.

Schaff is facing multiple charges, including Breaking and Entering at night, destruction of property, and being a Common and Notorious Thief.

He is expected to appear for arraignment at Boston Municipal Court.

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