The department said today that starting in the early morning hours, they began to receive calls from citizens that their homes had been burglarized while they were sleeping. At 2:42 AM, a citizen in the 1700 block of South Delaware Avenue reported that they were awoken by a noise, and when they went to investigate, they heard someone run out their back door.
Later this morning, two other citizens reported that when they woke up, they discovered that someone had entered their home and stolen a purse and cash. These incidents occurred in the 1500 block of South Delaware and the 100 block of 28th Street SW.
The department recommends that people lock their doors and ground level windows even when they are home and to contact the police if they notice unfamiliar people in their neighborhood. Police recommend that you alert the MCPD if you notice a door or window that you think has been entered illegally.