City Desk

Dupont’s Rooftop Burglar: Still on the Loose

D.C. police today cordoned off the 1700 block of Corcoran Street NW thinking they had a bead on the burglar(s) terrorizing via roof and skylights the residents of Dupont Circle and adjacent neighborhoods. But he got away. According to longtime local activist Rob Halligan, who's been keeping careful track of the M.O. and organized a pow-wow with police on this issue, a police captain told him: "We were chasing a suspect...and we lost him."

Police have intensified their involvement and are now using helicopters to try and stop the spree. One zeroed in earlier this week on theft at the Duplex Diner at 18th and Florida, says Halligan. A suspect was arrested inside and had reportedly gained entry through the roof, but Halligan said "the police are pretty sure he's not the guy."

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  • FT

    I live in dupont and a few doors from the Safeway. The police are non-existent and very slow to respond. We had some kids crash s stolen car into three cars in an ally here, a neighbor and I both call the cops as the kids sat their laughing for ten minutes, the cops came 15 minutes after the calls.
    The police drive around here with there windows rolled up while they talk on there cell phones bluetooth's, wiht the exception of when they park on the sidewalk by the local mcdonald's while eating on city time.

  • anne

    We live on the 1400 block of Corcoran. There was a knock on the door this am by an ADT salesman. He asked if we'd seen the 11 o'clock news. Smart move but we didn't bite.

  • julia

    My house was burglarized in mid-January. I live at 8th and H NE. The burglar got in through the roof, from a neighboring house and attempted to continue down the line of row houses via roof. Any idea when these burglaries started and if he could have migrated to H st?

  • Chase

    I would like to speak to someone about catching this burglar. My company has just released a brand new product to the shelf begining March 30th. It is a specialized security system that will catch this guy immediately. This product sends immediate messages to your cellphone with alerts and pictures. The sensors can easily be attached to the sky light windows in these apartments and linked to household cellphones or polices phones. Once any pressure is applied the sensor will send SMS text to phone to alert, within seconds. Please contact me if I can be of any help. This product works and will catch this guy, tonight.

  • Chase

    Thought email would be published....please contact me at guardit.chase@gmail.com

    I would like to speak to someone about catching this burglar. My company has just released a brand new product to the shelf begining March 30th. It is a specialized security system that will catch this guy immediately. This product sends immediate messages to your cellphone with alerts and pictures. The sensors can easily be attached to the sky light windows in these apartments and linked to household cellphones or polices phones. Once any pressure is applied the sensor will send SMS text to phone to alert, within seconds. Please contact me if I can be of any help. This product works and will catch this guy, tonight.

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  • ed

    They just caught a guy during a burglary at the 1500 block of 8th street in the early hours of April 21? He entered via the roof and tried to escape that way. Same guy?

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