Man arrested after Rowan University student finds suspect in his room stealing underwear in Glassboro, police say – CBS Philly


GLASSBORO, NJ (CBS) — A bizarre burglary case in South Jersey. Police have arrested a suspect who they believe is stealing women’s underwear. Eyewitness News has exclusive video of the suspect at the scene of one of the crimes.

Eyewitness News spoke off-camera with the roommate of one of the victims. She says the victim is shaken after coming face to face with the burglary suspect in her bedroom, but is happy to hear the suspect is now off the street.

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Surveillance video obtained exclusively by Eyewitness News shows the man, according to police, is responsible for breaking into several houses in Glassboro to steal women’s underwear and other personal items.

Helen Seawright lives on North Main Street, a short walk from where one of the break-ins happened.

“He has a mental problem if he steals their panties and breaks into their houses,” Seawright said.

The victim was too shaken to speak, but his roommate said off-camera that on March 9, the suspect entered through an unlocked door into the house where they lived with their Rowan University sorority sisters.

She says the suspect took bras, panties, $800 cash and a shoe.

“It’s crazy. And a lot of these young girls are on their own and that would be pretty scary,” Seawright said.

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According to police, 10 days later the suspect, identified as Jorge Navaheredia, broke into another house and came face to face with the victim in his bathroom.

Cops say he got away but was eventually caught when police found him hiding in a kitchen cupboard under the sink.

“He had nowhere else to go,” Seawright said.

Police believe Navaheredia is linked to four burglaries, but there could be more victims. He is now charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and harassment.

“That’s good. At least we’re safe for now. And hopefully they put him somewhere where he can get some help,” Seawright said.

The suspect is currently locked up in the Salem County Jail.

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If you think you’ve been the victim of this burglary suspect, the police want you to call them.


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