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Police seek suspect in D.C. Auditor’s office burglary

District police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a “person of interest” in a recent burglary at the D.C. Auditor’s office.

Two Dell laptops were stolen last week from the office in the 700 block of 14th Street NW, according to police. Authorities are looking for a white man who is described as being 6 feet tall and was wearing a white T-shirt, blue cargo shorts, a blue cap turned backwards, and black gloves. Police said he might have a tattoo below his left knee.

A burglar pried open interior doors and stole the computers, according to police reports. Police ask that potential witnesses watch a video of the man, which they have posted on YouTube.

The auditor’s office, the investigative arm of the D.C. Council, investigates allegations of waste, fraud and abuse in District government.

District officials and council members have declined to comment on whether any sensitive information was contained on the computers.

The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information. Witnesses can call 202-727-9099 or send a text message to 50411.


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