PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have a suspect in custody after a Providence home was broken into overnight, but they’re urging people in the area to remain on high alert.

Christopher James, 34, was arrested Friday afternoon on Elmwood Avenue, according to Providence Police Major David Lapatin.

Police said they got a call around 11:30 p.m. Thursday about a man who had broken into a home on Pembroke Avenue.

A woman who lives there, 22-year-old Jill Miele, told 12 News she thought her friends had come home until she realized it was someone else inside her apartment.

“I had locked my bedroom door too, good thing, because he tried to get into it,” she recalled.

Miele said the suspect was in her apartment for about five minutes and stole AirPods, jewelry and alcohol.

“We’re assuming he somehow got in one of the front doors, cut through the second floor, went up the back staircase and up to the third floor where I live,” Miele added. “I’m fine now, shaken up at the time, but now I’m good.”

At this time, police believe James is not a suspect in the three other incidents reported this week in the city’s Elmhurst neighborhood.

Lapatin held a news conference Thusday to warn people in the area about a man who appeared to be preying on college-age women.

“Try to stay with friends, keep your phone near you, and be aware of your surroundings at all times,” he said.

The first incident happened Tuesday morning. Lapatin said a woman at Rhode Island Hospital reported that a stranger broke into her Pembroke Avenue home, sexually assaulted her and stole some of her belongings.

Police released surveillance video showing the suspect moments after that incident.

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Then, on Thursday morning, a woman on Pinehurst Avenue told police a man stuck his hand through an open window and groped her, Lapatin said.

That same morning, a woman on Radcliffe Avenue reported that she woke up to find one of her windows open. Police believe the suspect may have tried to get inside the window but failed.

Police are still trying to identify the man in the surveillance video.

Lapatin stressed that people in the area should remain on their guard and call Providence police at (401) 272-3121 to report an incident or relay information that’s pertinent to the case.