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Suspect held in attack on woman in Roxbury

A 47-year-old man is facing charges of attacking and robbing a woman in Roxbury after Boston police recognized him from a wanted poster and took him into custody, prosecutors said.

James Keane of Chinatown was arraigned Monday in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and larceny over $250, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office. A not guilty plea was entered on Keane’s behalf.

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On Oct. 13, police arrived at the Walgreens pharmacy on Washington Street to investigate a report that a woman had been attacked and left bleeding and semiconscious on the floor.

Outside the store, the same man allegedly approached the woman, age 45, near the intersection of Washington and Roxbury streets, pushed her to the ground, grabbed her head, and slammed it against the sidewalk, prosecutors said. He then allegedly stole the woman’s iPad. He was held on $5,000 cash bail and was ordered, if he makes bail, to have no contact with the victim, prosecutors said. He is to return to court on Nov. 27, prosecutors said.

Jasper Craven can be reached at or on Twitter @Jasper_Craven.
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