Yesterday another daytime burglary occurred in Bloomingdale, this time on the Unit Block of S Street NW.
As the case in many recent incidents, the perpetrator struck sometime during broad daylight before the victim returned home from work. Rather than through the rear entrance in the alley, they entered the basement apartment through an unlocked window next to the front door concealed beneath the front steps and exited through the front door. The burglar was so bold that they proceeded with the job despite three dogs barking from within the home and one resident at home in the upper unit. The victim suffered the loss of a laptop and an ipod.
MPD responded promptly to the victim`s call upon arriving home from work and collected several fingerprints. In addition to ensuring that all windows remain locked, the Officers recommended placing boards between the upper window sill and window frames for windows reachable at ground level to prevent forced entry. Please also remember to conceal laptops from plain sight within your home before you leave.
If you arrive home and suspect that something may be out of place, please call 911 immediately and avoid handling any potentially disturbed items to preserve the crime scene.
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