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Package Thief Shown in Capitol Hill Surveillance Video

by Andrew Ramonas — April 22, 2015 at 10:15 am 1 Comment

Another package theft from a Capitol Hill-area home has been captured on video.

A man walked up to a home on the 200 block of Warren St. NE, about two blocks from Lincoln Park, and snatched a package from the doorstep, video distributed yesterday afternoon by police shows.

Surveillance cameras recorded the person of interest about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, police said.

Numerous videos of men stealing packages in Ward 6 have appeared online in recent months. Two of them posted by police show thefts on the 900 blocks of 8th and 9th streets NE. Another video from a 9th Street NE resident fed up with package thefts shows a man taking a box full of dog poop she left for the unsuspecting thief in an act of revenge.

Thefts are down this year in the First District. District crime statistics show 717 thefts in the area from Jan. 1 to April 22, a 6.5 percent decrease from the same period the previous year.

The number of reported package thefts has “drastically” dropped in the First District since the holiday season, Cmdr. Jeff Brown said last month.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. CCN 15-054-487.

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

  • CT

    So…how does that “drastic” decrease in package thefts make the folks that have their property “walk off” feel?
    Seems no matter what crime is reported in the Hill area, it’s quickly pointed out that metrics are showing a decrease. While that may be seasonal, due to increase police patrols/presence (always a good thing), or other social factors… it seems a kneejerk reaction to bad news around here. Hey, another murder on the Hill, but the rate is down. Breaking news, another home broken into…but the rate is down.
    Why do I sense Hill residents are like sheep…waiting for the next wolf to come by and take their stuff? Before I get that standard response…there will always be crime in a city…but that doesn’t mean we need to accept that as the standard.
    A Resident


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