I wanted to let neighbors know that my house was broken into yesterday during the day between 9 AM and 3 PM. We live right in front of the [DC Water] construction zone on Flagler adjacent to the alley. Our backdoor was busted open with a crowbar, and several electronics were stolen from several rooms of the house (Macbooks, iPad, cameras, etc.).
I don't have much hope that the perpetrators will be caught or our stuff returned, but I wanted to share with the other members of the listserv.
We had thought the ubiquity of construction workers would actually deter burglaries, but perhaps the noise and lack of entry to the street accomplishes the opposite.