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A reader passes on from their building in the 400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW:
“I feel it is necessary that you are aware of any events which take place near the building for your safety.
This past Friday around 8.30 pm one of our female residents was attacked by a group of youngsters next to our building’s “H” street entrance. It is very fortunate that this resident was not seriously hurt. These youngsters then moved on to CVS, shoplifted, and damaged stocked merchandize. While I am working with the management of the CVS and Metropolitan Police to enhance security, I would like us all to be alert and be aware of the surrounding area for our safety.
To further improve the security of the building, the Board is currently considering the installation of the additional cameras, exterior lighting and fobbing of the elevators. You can also help keep our building secure by taking the following steps:
Ensure that all exit doors are shut behind you when entering and exiting the building.
Do not permit piggybacking, when entering in the building by using your fob.
If any vehicle is trying to get into the parking garage behind you and has not used his/her own garage remote control, you may slow down and inquire the identity of the driver. This will avoid entrance of an unauthorized person into the garage.
Thank you for your cooperation and be safe.”