Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,
On Saturday October 22, 2016, at approximately 11:09 a.m. a student reported to the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) that between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered their unsecured, occupied residence in the 3600 block of Prospect Street Northwest and stole a backpack containing a laptop computer.
IMPORTANT: All students, faculty, and staff are reminded to keep their doors locked and secured at all times, even if you are away for just a few minutes. CRIMINALS ARE OPPORTUNISTS. It only takes a minute to become a victim. Don't become the next victim, lock your doors.
The Georgetown University Police Department is requesting that anyone who has information regarding this or any other incident(s), or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident, to contact The Metropolitan Police Department Second District Station at 202-715-7300, or the Detectives Office at 202-730-1903, or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 immediately.
They may also contact GUPD at (202) 687-4343.
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 6:00 a.m.
Location: On Campus
Address: Townhouse 3600 block of Prospect Street Northwest
Incident type: Burglary
Respondents: Georgetown University Police Department / Metropolitan Police Department
Witness description of suspect(s):
The Georgetown University Police Department reminds all students to practice the following security measures:
1. On campus students should call GUPD at 202.687.4343 regarding any safety concerns.
2. Off campus students with immediate safety concerns should call MPD at 911 and GUPD at 687.HELP.
3. Practice security at home by not propping doors open, always keeping doors and windows locked, even when you are at home, and not opening the door to strangers.
4. Students noticing suspicious activities or individuals loitering around entrances to residence halls, apartments, or townhouses should immediately notify GUPD at 202.687.4343.
5. Students may utilize the services of THE NEIGHBORHOOD SHUTTLES or GUPD SAFERIDES escorts as a means of providing safe passage off-campus. Call 784.RIDE for GUPDSAFERIDES escorts.
6. Remember to always close and lock your residence door, even when gone for only a few minutes, and keep personal belongings out of plain sight.
The Georgetown University Police Department makes broadcast notifications when crimes posing a threat to the campus community are reported to GUPD or (MPD), in a manner consistent with the Campus Security Act. The University uses its best efforts to provide information that is both accurate and helpful, but community members should recognize that the University is able to relay information only as it is reported to GUPD and/or MPD.