Harvard University Police Arrest Suspect In Recent String Of Dorm Robberies

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police arrested a suspect in connection to a recent string of burglaries in Harvard Yard, according to Harvard University Police.

In a statement to the community, Harvard Police said one of its officers arrested someone they believed to be the suspect while on a patrol in Harvard Yard, that was put in place because of the recent incidents.

The arrest happened at around 1 a.m. Thursday when the officer observed an unidentified man behaving in a suspicious manner near several of the school's undergraduate dorms, according to HUPD. The officer interviewed the individual on the spot and determined the person was the suspect behind the previous robberies in the area.

Two previous incidents had been reported to HUPD back in February, where students in Mower Hall and Wigglesworth Hall reported someone climbed through their first-floor window while they slept and stole laptops, Air Pods, a backpack, and wallets from their rooms. The night of the arrest, another break-in was reported at Canaday Hall.

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The suspect was later charged with two of the previous robberies between Feb. 19 and March 2. His identity has not yet been released.

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