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UD Police arrest man in connection with Lammot du Pont Lab burglary

University of Delaware Police have identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a burglary that occurred in Lammot du Pont Laboratory earlier this spring.

On April 13, a professor reported that someone had broken into his research lab and damaged several items critical to ongoing experiments. After extensive interviews, video review and covert surveillance, UD Police identified Abhinav Prabhakar as the main suspect.

After a search of his residence, Prabhakar was taken into custody and charged with third degree burglary, wearing a disguise during a felony, criminal mischief greater than $5,000, harassment and second degree trespass. He was released on $3,600 unsecured bond and issued a no-contact order for all UD property and for the professor who reported the incident.


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