Apr 16, 2010 11:57 AM

Nobel prize missing after burglary

Police in Massachusetts have caught a man they suspect of breaking into a Harvard professor's home, but they are still looking for his missing Nobel Prize medal.

Police tell the Boston Herald that Stephen Beaulieu, of Skowhegan, Maine, broke into the Arlington, Mass., home of Roy Glauber (GLAW'-buhr) last month while the 2005 Nobel Prize for physics winner was away.  Authorities say the 42-year-old Beaulieu left behind a half-eaten meal and a 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. His attorney didn't return calls. The 84-year-old Glauber won the Nobel for research into light particles. The gold medal is roughly 2 1/2 inches in diameter and is inscribed with his name.


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