“On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Third District officers were working as part of an initiative to combat the instances of package thefts within the Third District. At approximately 5:00 pm, the officers were in the 900 Block of P Street NW, when they observed two subjects walking East in the 900 Block of P Street, NW. One of the subjects was holding what appeared to be a black box and going through the contents of the box. The officers contacted the subjects and discovered that the box contained five pairs of eye glasses, each inside a plastic sleeve. During the course of the contact, one of the officers canvassed the area for any opened or discarded boxes and located an empty white cardboard box that the officers were able to link to the box being held by one of the subjects. The officers were then able to track the package back to the owner, who was able to confirm that the package in question had been delivered by the US Postal Service at approximately 4:30 pm. One of the subjects was then placed under arrest for Receiving Stolen Property.
Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.”