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Revere man faces charges in car break-in sting operation

They looked like any other couple out for a walk on Newbury Street Wednesday evening, pushing a stroller with a little boy under a blanket, drinking from a bottle. But Sok Sam and Kimhean Hong were not out walking just for pleasure: The upscale street draws tourists who park and leave cameras, laptops, and other electronics in plain view, and Boston police say they believe the ­Revere couple are responsible for a “major portion” of the car break-ins that have plagued the area.

They were caught Wednesday night, when, police say, Sam slipped a filed-down key into the lock of a black Acura that police were using as a bait car. Police say the two stole a Kindle, a camera, and a backpack, which they stashed in the stroller before starting to walk on.

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