Public Safety Alert: Burglaries in LXR and Harbin

This weekend, two residence halls witnessed the most common incarnation of crime at Georgetown—laptop theft.

The first occurred in LXR on Friday, September 16, at approximately 11:15 p.m. According to a Public Safety Alert issues by the Department of Public Safety (which was not the same one inexplicably linked in the email sent by the University, as that was a four-year-old Burleith break-in), a student reported that he was asleep in his room when an intruder entered and stole “a laptop, several electronic items, and U.S. currency.” DPS currently has no suspects or witnesses, and the alert did not mention whether or not the student’s door was locked.

The second event took place the following afternoon. At approximately 5:13 p.m., a student reported to DPS that a laptop had been stolen from an “unoccupied residence” in Harbin Hall. Again, the report did not indicate whether the door was locked, but did include that there were “no signs of forced entry.” According to the report, a black male in his late thirties or early forties, approximately 5’8″ to 5’10”, of slim build, and wearing a dark cap with a blue jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers was seen “looking around suspiciously” on one of Harbin’s floors. DPS has not apprehended any suspects.

These two incidents mark the second and third laptop robberies of the school year, after the first occurred just last weekend, also in Harbin. The students last weekend also noticed a suspicious person in the building, but the description does not match up with that of this week’s potential suspect.

Anyone with information on either one of these incidents is encouraged to call DPS at (202) 687-4343.

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