Two suspects were arrested early Monday morning in Burleith for allegedly burglarizing St. Mary’s Hall. The Metropolitan Police Department is still searching for other suspects and the investigation is ongoing.
According to university spokeswoman Stacy Kerr, members of the Department of Public Safety’s community action team noticed unknown persons departing St. Mary’s late Sunday night with computer equipment and other items.
The officers, who were wearing plain clothes and in unmarked cars, were on patrol as part of efforts to step up 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 at 11:07 p.m.
A second suspect was detained by DPS officers near the intersection of 38th and T Streets around 11:00 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, and some residents said they were told to stay inside and lock their doors.
MPD officers at the scene this morning said that they suspected four individuals were involved in the incident. A public safety alert emailed to the campus community at 1:53 p.m. stated that additional arrests in the case are expected.
According to Kerr, DPS will continue to work closely with MPD on the ongoing investigation.