36th Street Burglar Attacks Home Resident
Here is an alert from Georgetown University's Department of Public Safety -- burglary in the 1400 block of 36th St., N.W.:
DPS learned today that on Wednesday, March 14, at approximately 9:20 p.m., a student living in an off-campus townhouse confronted a burglary suspect with a backpack who said he was looking for someone. When the student asked to look into the backpack, the suspect punched him in the face and fled the residence. Taken during the burglary were two laptops, one camera, and a watch. MPD responded and are currently investigating the incident.
There have been eight residential burglaries in the Second District during the past two weeks. The Metropolitan Police Department and DPS encourage students living off campus to be extra cautious and practice good personal home security by keeping their doors and windows locked at all times. Promptly report any suspicious activity or circumstances to the appropriate police jurisdiction. Do not directly confront a burglar; instead, get to a safe place and call 9-1-1 immediately. If anyone has information regarding this or any other incident(s), or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident(s), call 202-687-4343.