St. Mary’s Burglars Arrested
$7,500 worth of goods stolen; late-night Burleith chase yields two arrests
Published: Monday, March 19, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 03:03
Two suspects were arrested late Sunday night in Burleith for allegedly burglarizing St. Mary’s Hall.
According to university spokeswoman Stacy Kerr, the search for other suspects is ongoing.
Kerr said that members of the Department of Public Safety’s community action team noticed unknown persons leaving St. Mary’s late Sunday night carrying computer equipment and other items. An initial Metropolitan Police Department report on the incident stated that the goods stolen were worth about $7,500.
The DPS officers, who were wearing plain clothes and in unmarked cars, were on patrol as part of efforts to boost security at the Georgetown University Medical Center. The Med Center has seen eight burglaries since late January.
DPS officers contacted MPD and followed the suspects as they left campus and headed toward a vehicle on 37th Street. One of the suspects was arrested in the vicinity of the vehicle at 11:07 p.m.
A second suspect was detained by DPS officers near the intersection of 38th and T Streets around 11 p.m. and arrested when MPD officers arrived on the scene shortly thereafter. MPD officers left the scene around 1:20 a.m.
Working with MPD, DPS searched Burleith for other suspects. An MPD helicopter assisted in the search for about 20 minutes. Some residents said they were told to stay inside and lock their doors.
MPD officers at the scene early Monday morning said that they suspected four individuals were involved in the incident, and a public safety alert emailed to the campus community at 1:53 p.m. stated that additional arrests in the case are expected.
Neither the MPD report nor the DPS PSA provided a description of the suspects.
It was also unclear how much of the $7,500 worth of stolen goods had been recovered by DPS and MPD.
According to Kerr, DPS will continue to work closely with MPD on the ongoing investigation.