(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest sought in two Burglaries in which elderly victims have been targeted.
Although the Department has not definitively linked both cases the circumstances indicate it is possible both burglaries were committed by the same individual.
In both instances the suspect knocked on the victims’ door, advised he was a maintenance worker, and that he needed to fix a toilet that was leaking to the below apartment. After gaining entry the suspect went to the bathrooms and surveyed the toilets. He then assaulted the victims and stole personal property.
In both instances the suspect was described as a Black male, approximately 5’7” – 5’8 tall.
Below is the date and location of these burglaries:
- June 19, 2012, 5:10 PM, in the 1400 block of Florida Avenue, NE
- June 26, 2012, 1:30 PM, in the 1200 block of G Street, SE.
In connection with the June 19th incident, a person of interest is shown in this surveillance video signing a book in the front lobby of the building http://youtu.be/grG192eyf50
During the June 19th incident, the suspect is further described as being 40 to 45 years of age, weighing 200 to 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue collared shirt with 3/4-length sleeves, tan trousers, and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.