The items — some festive — seem an odd assortment for a burglary: a decorative reindeer, a wreath and a table lamp.
But those are the things D.C. police said were taken the evening of Dec. 11 from the One Lafayette Center office building in downtown Washington, a few blocks south of Dupont Circle.
Police said they have surveillance video of the burglary, and a security guard recognized the suspect when he apparently returned to the building six days later and was arrested.
This time, police said, they got their man before any more Christmas ornaments were taken from the office building in the 1100 block of 20th Street NW, between K and L streets.
Floyd Sellers, 54, of Southeast was charged with burglary over the weekend and on Monday was ordered to be detained pending a preliminary hearing Thursday.
Police also said they charged Sellers in a more traditional burglary — of an apartment in the 1500 block of Church Street NW. That location is near Logan Circle, less than a mile from Lafayette Center. That burglary occurred July 23.
In that case, police said entry was gained by breaking a window. Reported taken were items more typically associated with a burglary: a MacBook Pro, an iPhone 6 and an iPad. A police report estimated the items were worth a combined $2,400.