Columbia Heights PSA

by Prince Of Petworth June 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm 17 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

This is probably nothing, but just in case it’s something: I live in Columbia Heights, near the corner of 13th and Columbia Road. When I came home yesterday afternoon and was walking up my steps to my shared rowhouse, a middle-aged man came out of the vestibule, which we keep unlocked. When I said hello, he said “Just dropping off some cards, looking for work,” and then walked off pretty quickly. But when I went into the vestibule myself, there were no cards.

Our inner door was locked just fine, and when I walked inside I noticed some valuables were visible from the front window.

Anyway, probably nothing, but I thought it was weird that he didn’t leave any cards, and didn’t try to talk to me about the kind of work he was looking for. I think it’s possible he was “casing” our house. Wondering if anyone else in the neighborhood has noticed anything similar, and definitely advise everyone to keep their valuables locked up/out of view.”


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