Skowhegan man charged in Nobel Prize theft

Posted April 16, 2010, at 3:25 p.m.

ARLINGTON, Mass. — Police have caught a man they suspect of breaking into a Harvard professor’s suburban Boston home, but they are still looking for some missing items — including a Nobel Prize.

Police tell the Boston Herald that Stephen Beaulieu of Skowhegan, Maine broke into the Arlington home of Roy Glauber last month while the 2005 Nobel Prize for physics winner was away. Authorities say the 42-year-old Beaulieu left behind evidence, including a half-eaten meal and supermarket receipt for purchases made with his food stamp card that led to his arrest last week.

Beaulieu has pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering and remains jailed in lieu of bail. His attorney didn’t return calls.

The 84-year-old Glauber says the Nobel and other missing awards “mean a great deal to me.”

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