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“Brazen mid-day break in yesterday” – Time to Hide the Car Keys?

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm 49 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Edwin Andino

From an understandably frustrated email:

“The thieves in our neighborhood are getting more brazen. Yesterday, just before 12:30 PM, thieves kicked in our front door (Decatur Street near Sherman Circle). Luckily our alarm went off quickly, scaring them off before they took too much and alerting us and MPD quickly. Our family and pets are ok, but they made off with some laptops and one of our cars (keys were on the kitchen counter…).

If you see a silver 2 door Mini Cooper, DC plate DX9945, I’d appreciate if you call 911 and let them know – I love that little car.

This is the 2nd break in for us in three years. I know we keep getting told that crime is dropping, things are safer….but really? Kicking down the FRONT DOOR in the middle of the day?

I don’t even know anymore.”

Ed. Note: Last week we also heard about another burglar who stole a car.

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