Residents Sleep Through Overnight Burglary

Property, including car, stolen from Hyattsville house while residents sleep.

Hyattsville city police officers are looking for suspects who burglarized a home overnight while its residents slept through the crime. 

According to a message from the city police sent to subscribers of Hyattsville's Nixle alert system, sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, a home was burglarized in the 5500 block of 43rd Avenue. 

The residents were home at the time of the burglary, but apparently slept peacefully as property was taken from their home in the night.

According to Sgt. Susie Johnson, who oversees the HCPD criminal investigations division, police believe the burglars were able to gain entry to the house by prying open a back door. Once inside, the burglars stole a flatscreen television, a laptop computer, car keys, and the household car along with other items. 

The car is described as a dark green 2002 Chrysler Town and Country van with Maryland license plate number 711M997

Police are asking anyone who might see the stolen car or anyone with information which could help solve this case to contact the Hyattsville City Police Department at 301-985-5050.


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