Dear PoPville – Anyone Recognize this Person of Interest in connection with our Home Burglary?

“Dear PoPville,

I saw a package theft video on your blog and it reminded me to ask if you could post a video of the person who robbed our apartment on March 25th, 2014. At best, one of your readers might recognize him. At the very least, the video and information contained in my post could serve as a warning for people to be more cognizant of the burglary threat in the Dupont/U Street area.

I’ve included a link to surveillance video of the person who broke into our apartment on Swann Street NW on March 25th between 12:30pm and 1:15pm. He broke in through our front window and stole various electronics before departing on foot down an alley towards T ST NW (as seen in our second video feed). He came back two times over a 45 minute period. After his first run, he was gone for 5 minutes before returning for more stuff; after his second, he was gone for 10 minutes. On his second and third runs, he broke into the apartment building door. After his third run, he walked away with a 36 inch flat screen TV.

Because he left on foot and was gone for 5 and 10 minutes, I believe he was stashing the stolen goods in the area north of Swann St somewhere. If he had driven to site, he would likely have parked closer than a 5 or 10 minute walk as there is plenty of street parking during the day. And it probably would have taken him the same amount of time to come back for more. I’ve showed his picture around the area to some local business owners and a few of them recognized him as an occasional customer. MPD found his fingerprints and blood in the apartment. Evidently, he cut himself on something as he was entering the window.

If anyone recognizes him, please contact the MPD investigator at the contact info below:

Nicole Rizzi
Third District Detectives Office
1620 V St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

4 Comment

  • Yikes, what a violation to having this creep in your home, taking off with your stuff. I hope that they find him soon and recover what he stole. It sounds like they have a lot of evidence to work with when they do.

  • That he bled in the apartment just grosses me out so much. I’m so sorry you have to deal with this. I had a break in at my place when a roommate thought it was brilliant to leave a window open while we were all at work. It’s very violating.

  • Glad to hear this clown is stupid enough to hang around the area where he commits crimes. It should just be a matter of time before he’s caught and with DNA and fingerprint evidence, he’ll hopefully see some serious jail time.

    Time to get this piece of trash off the streets…

  • This reminds me. Does anyone know if the cops caught those two package thiefs that PoP had a posting about a couple weeks ago? It was from the person in Columbia Heights who had that great HD camera of them stealing his or her stuff.

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