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Police: Man Breaks Into Student's Bedroom Near Tufts University

Police said the suspect fled the home through the front door and left in a sedan

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    Police at Tufts University in Somerville, Massachusetts, are telling residents to be cautious after a man was found breaking into an off-campus home early Saturday morning. (Published Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016)

    Students at Tufts University in Somerville, Massachusetts, are being told to be vigilant after reports of a breaking and entering at a house Saturday morning.

    Tufts University Police said a student woke up at 5:40 a.m. to find a man standing in the bedroom of the off-campus home on College Avenue. The suspect fled the home through the front door and left in a dark colored four door sedan.

    "I live in an off-campus house so to know there is stuff going on off campus is kind of alarming," said junior Stephanie Evans.

    Back in April, another intruder was found in a dorm room at Wren Hall stroking a female student's arm while she was sleeping.

    Both campus and Somerville Police have stepped up patrols in the area.

    Despite the incidents, students for the most part, say they feel safe.

    "They have a lot of those blue lights where if you press the button the police department will come immediately and there's a lot of safe rides you can take," said sophomore Bianca Caparetta. "It's really nice."

    The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man and college aged. He was wearing a beige shirt, baseball hat and gym shorts at the time of the incident.

    Police are asking residents in the area to take precautions like securing doors and windows, turning on exterior lights after dark, and being aware of their surroundings.

    Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Somerville Police (911) or the Tufts Police at 617-627-6911.


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