A Public Safety Alert from the Department of Public Safety is reporting that Monday morning at 6:30 a.m., a burglary and a separate attempted burglary took place on the 1200 block of 37th Street, NW.
In the first, the suspect succeeded in gaining entry to a student’s residence.
“[T]he resident stated that he discovered the first floor of his home ransacked,” the PSA reads. “It is unknown if any items were missing.”
In the second, the suspect fled when a student discovered him trying to get into her house. From the same PSA:
“A student reported that she was awakened by an unkown male attempting to gain entry through a rear door. When the student turned on the porch light, the suspect fled the scene through the backyard and out the fence gate.”
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene and is handling both investigations.
The student in the second incident, the attempted burglary, described the suspect as a tall male wearing a white shirt.