SOMERVILLE, MA (WHDH) - People who live in one Somerville neighborhood are being a little more cautious after a bold break-in on their block early Saturday morning.
Police say a Tufts University student was sleeping inside his home on College Avenue when he woke up after 5:30 in the morning and saw a strange man standing in his bedroom.
Investigators say the suspect ran out of the house and, according to witnesses, got away in a dark-colored four-door vehicle.
Tufts University Police and officers from the Somerville Police department searched the area for the suspect but were unable to track him down.
“I am surprised,” said resident Griffin Weigel. “It’s the first time I’ve heard of something like this happening in the area.”
The people who live inside the home that was targeted didn’t want to talk on camera. But those who live nearby are concerned, especially because the suspect is still on the loose.
“I do feel safe,” said neighbor Ryan Bohlin. “But that doesn’t mean that we are safe. We have to take precaution.”
With classes set to begin soon there are a lot of students moving in and out of this neighborhood and police want them to do their part to help keep themselves safe.
Somerville Police and police from Tufts University have increased patrols in the area and they are asking that anyone with information on the break-in give them a call.
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