A young man was caught on video entering a home in Near Northeast and leaving with electronics, sunglasses and baby clothes last week, a victim said today.
A burglar hit the house on the 900 block of K Street NE about 2:30 p.m. Friday, police said. Someone took two laptops, a camera, three pairs of sunglasses and baby items, a 33-year-old woman who lives in the house said in an email. Most of the baby items later were found on 10th Street NE, she said.
The young man got into the home through the front door, a video obtained by Hill Now shows. He then walked around the first floor of the house, as a dog growled off camera.
He eventually returned to the foyer of the home and disappeared from view. The young man then reappeared and went upstairs.
On his way down the stairs, the young man was holding a red bag. He then left the house, with his white tank top shirt covering his face.
The woman who lives in the house said visitors accidentally left her front door unlocked when she and her husband were at work. No one was home when the young man entered the house, she said.
“We feel safe in the house, and it does not change our perception of the neighborhood,” said the woman, who moved into the house last year. “These things happen everywhere. It was sheer bad luck and an opportunistic criminal.”
The young man is the latest in a string of men captured on video in suspected thefts in the blocks around the house.