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Early Morning Burglary Targets Empty Kegs, Beer Bottles

Two Cambridge men tried to take empty beer kegs and bottles from an Inman Square bar, according to police.

In an early-morning break-in, two Cambridge men attempted to filch several empty beer kegs and cases of empty beer bottles from , according to a police report.

Police responded to the Beacon Street bar in Inman Square at about 5 a.m. on Sept. 15 to investigate a report that people were taking the empty beer containers, the report says.

The bar is at the corner of Beacon and Dickinson streets.

When officers arrived, they saw four empty kegs and about 23 cases of empty beer bottles on the sidewalk. Two men were in the process of moving two other kegs into a car, and across Dickinson Street was a shopping cart filled with boxes containing empty beer bottles, according to the report.

A third man was the driver of the car. He told police the two keg-movers—whom he knew casually—had flagged him down on his way to the bakery and asked him to help transport the kegs and bottles, the report says.

According to the report, police discovered the hasp on the building's back door had been ripped away from the door jam, the door was open and the lights inside were on.

The two men were arrested and charged with nighttime breaking and entering for a felony.

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