Burglar to Mt. Pleasant Woman: ‘If I Were One of my Cousins, You’d be Dead’

by Andrew Ramonas October 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm 1 Comment

1600 block of Irving Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief burst into a Mount Pleasant home and threw a woman inside onto her bed before he made off with thousands of dollars of electronics yesterday morning, police said.

The burglary happened on the 1600 block of Irving Street NW about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim was in her bedroom when she heard a “commotion” downstairs, according to authorities. She went to investigate and found a man in her house.

The intruder then grabbed the woman by her shoulder and forced her into her bedroom, slamming her down on her bed.

“This was suppose to be a regular burglary,” the man said, according to a police report. “Nobody suppose to be home!”

The man then ordered the woman to wipe down a television he tried to steal before she encountered him. He took her iPhone soon after and told her not to call police, while grabbing his waistband as if he had a handgun there.

“I can’t believe you didn’t hear me kick in your door,” the man said, according to a police report. “If I were one of my cousins, you’d be dead right now!”

The intruder then told the woman to go into a bathroom and stay there for 10 minutes. He soon after left the home with five MacBook Pro laptop computers, valued at more than $7,000.

The woman eventually fled the house to call police.

Authorities haven’t released a suspect description.

Photo via Google Maps


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