Wow, I’m sorry to hear that. It doesn’t sound like there was much you could have done to have prevented it from happening. Were you parked on 9th or on Maryland itself? I can see why a car thief would choose Maryland Ave– it’s easy to speed out of the city from there.
Anyway, I think it’s good to post stories like these in the local listservs (newhilleast and capitolhilldc) so at least people can keep thier eyes peeled for suspicious activities.