TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) -- Based upon citizen tips and physical evidence, Taunton police said they have arrested a break-in suspect who may be connected to a series of recent break-ins targeting sleeping women.
Police arrested Miguel Erickson, 43, of Taunton, at his Winthrop Street home Saturday.
Investigators said while executing a search warrant at Erickson's home, they gathered enough evidence to tie him to at least three recent break-ins in the area of of Barnum, Clinton and Winthrop Streets.
While police have not charged Erickson with other recent cases during which a burglar made physical contact with women sleeping in their beds, they said he remained a "strong person of interest".
Police said the suspect gained overnight entry in to the homes through either an open window or door.
In one incident, a woman said she was sexually assaulted. The homeowner told police she jumped out of bed screaming early in the morning after discovering an unknown man under the covers.
The victim said after she yelled, the man crawled out of the bed and told her he was hungry and looking for food before running from the home. She said he left when she screamed, but some of her "jewelry and cash" were gone.
Erickson was ordered held on $250,000 bail.
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