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On Christmas morning, an 84-year-old Town of Hamburg man was punched and robbed of his keys by a burglar who broke into his Beach Avenue home.

Early Saturday morning, Town of Hamburg police, with the victim's help, got even, after the burglar attempted to use the keys to re-enter the home.

Responding to the early morning call, Lt. William C. Lickfield and Officer Paul Randall followed footprints in the snow and located a man in a storage trailer. Further investigation led them to accuse him in both burglaries.

Kevin C. DiMaria, 33, of no permanent address, was charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of assault and larceny, police said.

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