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Dear PoPville – Advice on Dealing with Package Thieves and an Unhelpful MPD Response

by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2013 at 11:00 am 57 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

My apartment building has had a series of stolen packages. We’ve caught the guy on videotape (same guy), taken precautions (new door security, new security cameras, police surveillance) and are putting in a locked door to our mailroom, but he keeps getting in, usually at night with a crowbar.

I wonder if any other neighbors around the Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights/Adama Morgan neighborhoods have had something similar?

… and I also wonder if you know of any way to report police deterring people from filing reports. Several neighbors have said they were deterred from filing a report because it “wouldn’t be solved anyway.” Sounds a lot like other experiences I’ve heard on PoPville. Any advice?

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