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Cops Arrest Homeless Man Allegedly Behind Rutgers Bedroom Break-In

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police arrested yesterday the man who allegedly broke into the bedroom of a woman near Rutgers University’s College Avenue Campus.

City cops found Curtis Smith, a 25-year-old homeless man, around 2 p.m. May 4 in Walgreens, at the corner of Jersey Avenue and Handy Street, according to a press release from the New Brunswick Police Department.

Smith was taken into custody “without incident,” cops said. He’s facing charges of burglary and harassment.

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New Brunswick police detectives identified Smith as the alleged perpetrator of a May 3 break-in.

A woman affiliated with Rutgers woke up around 4:45 a.m. and saw a man in the bedroom of her off-campus home on Stone Street. The man, who police allege is Smith, fled through a back door upon being confronted.

The intrusion occurred between Sicard Street and College Avenue, one of the busiest hubs for college students in the area and the state.

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