The middle school on 7th Street SW was burglarized earlier this month.
Police distributed video today that appears to show a young man fleeing Jefferson Academy Middle School with a computer monitor under his arm.
The person of interest can be seen on video walking past lockers inside the 801 7th St. SW school. With his sneakers in his hands, he appears to try to open locked doors in a hallway, stops to use a water fountain and then walks down stairs with the monitor and some computer accessories. The burglary occurred about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, police said today.
The person of interest was wearing a dark T-shirt and black shorts with a white stripe on each leg. He appeared to wear red compression pants under the shorts.
No one from the school was immediately available to comment.
Jefferson has 277 student this school year, according to D.C. Public Schools.
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Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Video via the Metropolitan Police Department