Suspected Hill East Burglar Captured on Recording

by Andrew Ramonas May 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm 0

A man suspected of burglarizing a home in Hill East this week was caught on video at the Eastern Market Metro station smoking a cigarette, a video distributed yesterday by police shows.

A thief hit the house on the 1800 block of Potomac Avenue SE between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The home is within a couple blocks of the D.C. General homeless shelter, D.C. jail and Congressional Cemetery.

The person of interest wanted in connection with the burglary rode down an escalator at the Eastern Market Metro station about 5 a.m. Wednesday as he smoked a cigarette, the video shows. He put the cigarette out in a canister at the bottom of the escalator before using a ticket machine and walking to a train.

The man wore a black T-shirt and jeans.

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.

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


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