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UCLA Invader Creeps Out Dorm Dwellers, Takes Cash

UCLA at night.
UCLA at night.
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Updated at the bottom: An arrest has been made! First posted at 8:03 a.m.

It's been a bad academic year for creepy crimes at UCLA. Authorities have had to deal with at least three sexual assaults on campus.

And now comes this:

A burglar entered two dorm rooms at the Westwood school over the weekend. In one case, he took cash, according to ...

... the UCLA Daily Bruin:

It happened Sunday about 4 a.m. in the De Neve Fir (map) dorms.

According to CBS Los Angeles, a female student awoke to find the man in her room: He fled with $20 that was left on a desk, the Bruin stated.

The station reported that the room was left open temporarily by a roommate who deployed a deadbolt that kept the door from being closed shut so she could return without using a key.

He was apparently spotted in another room in the dorm on the same floor about the same time.

The student paper described the bad guy as ...

... dark-skinned with black hair, wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans. In the second case, the man is described as dark-skinned with a medium build, wearing a green shirt and jeans ...

Maybe know who it is? Call campus police at 310-825-1491. And keep those doors locked.

[Update at 4:28 p.m.]: UCLA police say 41-year-old Timothy Bell was arrested at 12:16 a.m. today after a community service officer spotted him in the stairwell of another residence hall.

UCPD Det. Andy Ikeda said the guy was on parole for burglary and that, as a condition of his freedom, was supposed to be staying away from college campuses.

Hmm.

He was jailed and was expected in court Monday.

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