Friday, March 11, 2011

house on 100 block of R St NW broken into & items stolen

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Unfortunately, our house was robbed yesterday.

Our house (a rowhouse on the 100 block of R Street NW) was robbed yesterday - Thursday, March 10 between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30pm. Police were at the house from about 6:00 pm - 8:30pm investigating. Reports were filed and fingerprints were taken around the area of the break-in.

The perpetrators broke in through the front window on the ground level and stole all valuable electronics from 5 separate bedrooms (laptops, xbox and also a watch). They opened drawers, ruffled through closets and moved pieces of furniture in bedrooms seemingly looking for more valuables.

They left through the backdoor and left the door wide open. They also stole a black NorthFace backpack (probably to carry the stolen items out of the house with). Some new neighbors who were moving into the house next to us yesterday around the time of the break-in said they saw a black man and a hispanic man standing and loitering briefly on the front stoop one house down from us. This might not be related, but the perpetrators might have been trying to break into other houses also.

I am appealing to Bloomingdale neighbors to please report ANY suspicious behavior you might see around your neighborhood. This happened in the middle of the day during a very small window of time when nobody was home and all of our doors and windows were locked. Also, be very careful and diligent about locking up on bad weather days because this probably couldn't have happened on a nicer day - neighbors are almost always outside on our block on nicer days and would have witnessed a crime like this taking place so blatantly in the front of our house. Also, taking measures to hide valuables or removing them from your house when nobody is home might be advisable. The perpetrators seemed to have committed the robbery in a hurry and did not take everything they could have.

Please be on the look out and help your neighbors by reporting any suspicious behavior. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm considering putting bars on my front windows and was wondering if this happened with our without bars?

Unknown said...

Do you have an alarm?

JMack said...

I am so sorry this happened to your family. We have had both our cars broken into multiple times over the years. We actually caught a guy in our friends car who was visiting. Caught him sitting there going through his things. We had Christmas gifts stolen last year as we were unloading our things into the house. I believe we share the same alley. I wonder if any one else is having issues with theft. Were the guys ever caught???