At 4:13 a.m. on Tuesday, four men entered a home on the 1400 block of 36th Street and stole several items of value, Victor Braschnewitz of the Metropolitan Police Department is reporting on a community listserv. Here is the full description he’s provided of the crime:
“The victims reported that four unknown suspects entered their home through the unlocked front door and stole numerous electrical appliances, jewelry and cash. All suspects were described as Unknown Race/Males wearing all black clothing, nothing further.”
This burglary, shown in red on the map at right, is the fifth burglary that has taken place very close to Georgetown’s campus in the past eight days.
March 15 saw a burglary and an attempted burglary on the 1200 block of 37th Street. Braschnewitz reported a March 17 burglary at 37th and O Streets last week, and the Department of Public Safety reported a fourth burglary on the 1400 block of 36th Street on March 19, in which suspects stole over $5,000 worth of items.
Update 1:10 p.m.: DPS has just released a Public Safety Alert about this incident, explaining that the suspects entered the victim’s bedroom, where she screamed and scared them away. The suspects stole about $3,000 worth of items. From the PSA:
“A student reported to DPS that at approximately 4:00 a.m., she was awakened in her residence located in the 1400 Block of 36th Street by the sound of movement in her bedroom by four unknown males. The student screamed and the suspects fled the house and ran down P Street towards 35th Street.
“Upon looking around the residence, the complainant and her housemates found that property worth approximately $3,000, including a flat screen television, cell phone, jewelry, a laptop, and cash, had been stolen. DPS responded to the scene at 4:10 a.m., followed by MPD and the Crime Scene Unit. It was determined that the suspects gained entry to the residence through an unlocked rear door. The investigation by MPD is ongoing.