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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
VIDEO: Nighttime Theft from Auto in DC turns into a Burglary
After looking into the victims’ unlocked cars, the suspect then
entered the occupied house
The Metropolitan (DC) Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at about 5:00 a.m. in the 3100 block of Ellicott Street, Northwest (1.5 miles from the Village).
At approximately 5:07 am, the male suspect went into a car parked in the driveway looking to steal from it. At 5:26 a.m., the suspect entered the occupied home through an unlocked door at the rear of the home near the swimming pool. According to the time stamp on the recording, the suspect spent 10 minutes inside the house—10 minutes!!—where he stole a laptop computer and other items, then finally fled the scene at 5:36 a.m.
The crime was captured by the homeowner’s security camera and you can view it using the below link:
It is imperative that residents lock their cars and their homes. This burglar found it very easy to enter a car then enter the house—and the residents were at home asleep. This is what we (your Police Department) constantly worry about. Please do your part to eliminate the easy opportunities for thieves and burglars to do their work in our community:
- Lock your car and remove all valuables.
- Lock your home.
- Leave outside lights on all night long.
- Call us when your dog barks at night or if you hear/see someone outside.