Public Safety Alert: Two burglaries in West Georgetown last night

Last night, two burglaries occurred within 45 minutes of each other at two student residences, both within a block from the front gates in West Georgetown. In a public safety alert, the Department of Public Safety did not suggest if the two were linked, other than to include both within the same alert.

The first incident took place in the 1400 block of 36th Street at approximately 9:56 p.m. A Georgetown student told authorities that an unknown male emerged from a nearby closet while she was sitting her living room. Asked what he was doing there, the man said that he was looking for a party. After the suspect fled the scene, MPD was notified and arrived shortly thereafter. DPS and MPD canvassed the area with negative results.

The suspect in the first incident is described as a 6’0″ black male in his early twenties, with a medium build, wearing a black North Face hooded jacket with black sunglasses.

Presumably while or shortly after DPS and MPD were canvassing the area in response to the first burglary, a second took place in the 3600 block of O Street, around the corner from the 1400 block of 36th street, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Another Georgetown student told police that when she arrived to her residence, she heard a noise coming from upstairs. After going to check it out, she went inside the bedroom and saw an unknown person there. When the student screamed, the unknown person ran down the stairs and fled via the back door. MPD was notified and arrived at the scene. DPS and MPD again canvassed the area with negative results.

The suspect in this second incident is described as a 6’0″ person of unknown gender and race, with a medium build. The suspect was wearing a dark hooded jacket and white gloves, with a mask covering his or her face.

Both incidents are being investigated under the direction of MPD. DPS is requesting that anyone who has information about this incident, or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident, to contact them immediately at (202) 687-4343.

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