(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 9, 2018, US singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. An alleged stalker of pop star Swift has been arrested for the second time in less than a year for breaking into her Manhattan home, police said on March 7, 2019. Roger Alvarado, who is already restricted from coming near Swift's apartment in the Tribeca neighborhood, broke a window and entered the loft at 2:45 am (0745 GMT) when the singer was away. / AFP / Valerie MACON Image Credit: AFP

A man recently jailed for breaking into Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse was arrested early March 7 after, police say, he did it again.

Roger Alvarado, 23, of Homestead, Florida, climbed a ladder and smashed a glass door to get inside the pop star’s pad around 2.30am, police said.

No one was home, according to police, who did not provide information on how he was caught. A message requesting comment was emailed to Swift’s publicist.

Alvarado, on probation after getting out of jail February 5, faces stalking and burglary charges. Court records didn’t list a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

This is at least the third time Alvarado has been arrested at Swift’s home. The ‘Shake It Off’ singer owns an $18 million, three-story building in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighbourhood.

A break-in in April, in which police say Alvarado used Swift’s shower and slept in her bed, put him behind bars for more than nine months. As part of the sentence, a judge also ordered Alvarado to complete a mental-health programme.

Two months before that, he was arrested for allegedly breaking the front door with a shovel.

Swift wasn’t home on either occasion.

In an article published a day earlier, Swift told Elle Magazine that she fears violence and takes precautions, such as carrying military-grade quick-clotting agents to stop bleeding from potential gunshot or stab wounds.

“Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online,” Swift told the magazine. “You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things.”