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Police Warn of Series of Daytime Burglaries in Dupont

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.


A burglar is gaining access to Dupont homes by pushing out AC units. (Borderstan)

The Metropolitan Police Department is warning residents in the Dupont area about a series of recent daytime burglaries committed in similar ways, according to a post in the Third District Yahoo! group.

In all of the incidents, the suspect entered the homes by pushing out window air conditioning units. He has stolen electronic items in each burglary.

Six burglaries between January 17 and March 1 in both the Second and Third District match this pattern. These incidents occurred January 17 in the 1800 block of S Street NW, February 21 in the 1700 block of R Street NW, February 23 in the 1500 block of 17th Street NW, February 25 in the 1900 block of Florida Avenue NW, February 28 in the 1600 block of 17th Street NW and March 1 in the 1700 block of P Street NW.

In Friday’s incident, which occurred at about 6:45 am, the suspect was described as a black male, about 5’9” tall and 170 pounds, wearing a spotted black and white jacket.

The Dupont area also faced a series of daytime burglaries in late 2012 (Recent Daytime Burglaries Reported in Dupont Area), although the method of entry and suspect description were different in these incidents.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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