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Hyattsville Crime Map: Another Home Invasion

A South Hyattsville neighborhood saw a home invasion and an attempted burglary on consecutive days last week.

One woman got a terrifying wake-up call last week when an unknown man burst into her house and stole her wallet. 

The incident happened on April 4 at around 5:45 a.m. in the 3600 block of Gallatin Street when the victim was woken up by the sound of the suspect standing on her apartment balcony and asking to be let inside. 

The woman ran and hid in her bedroom, but the burglar broke the balcony door open and forced his way inside. Once inside, he demanded the woman's wallet and ran off. 

The next day, April 5, and around the corner on the 5000 block of 36th Place, a resident returned to his residence in the evening to discover that someone had attempted to pry open the back door. Police are classifying that incident as an attempted burglary. 

Two weeks ago, on March 30, another home was invaded when a suspect posing as a courier forced his way inside a residence in the 4000 block of Hamilton Street, stealing a small amount of cash and personal items from the home. 

The suspect in that incident is described as a light-skinned black male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, medium build. He was dressed in an official uniform from a well-known delivery company, although city staff would not releasing the name of the company.

Hyattsville Crime Report Data - April 1-7, 2012: 

Date Reported Report Street Time Description April 1, 2012 VANDALISM TO AUTO  3500 blk Longfellow Street Sometime during the night  Someone broke out the front passenger window of a vehicle parked in this area. April 1, 2012 VANDALISM TO AUTO  5700 blk 33rd Avenue Sometime during the night  Someone broke out the rear window of a vehicle parked in this area. April 1, 2012 VANDALISM TO AUTO  5700 blk Jamestown Road Sometime during the night  Someone broke out the driver side window of a vehicle parked in this area. April 2, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO  6500 blk America Boulevard Sometime during the night  Someone broke into a vehicle parked in this area and removed property. April 2, 2012 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway Approximately 8:00 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 3, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO  3300 blk Toledo Road Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Someone entered a vehicle parked in this area and removed property. April 3, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO  5300 blk Queens Chapel Road Approximately 7:30 p.m.   While the victim was getting gas an unknown suspect broke the passenger side window of her vehicle April 4, 2012 HOME INVASION BURGLARY  3600 blk Gallatin Street Approximately 5:45 a.m.  The victim was awakened to find an unknown suspect on her apartment balcony asking her to let him inside.  The victim ran to her bedroom, locked the door and called police.  The suspect broke the balcony door and then forced his way into the victim’s room. He demanded her wallet and fled in an unknown direction. April 4, 2012 DRUG ARREST  6100 blk 39th Place Approximately 9:00 a.m.  A suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana. April 4, 2012 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway Approximately 1:00 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 5, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO  2600 blk Nicholson Street Sometime during the night  Someone stole a tire and rim from a vehicle parked in this area. April 5, 2012 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY  5000 blk 36th Place Sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Someone attempted to pry open the rear door of a residence in this area. April 6, 2012 DRUG ARREST  5900 blk Jamestown Road Approximately 2:30 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for possession of cocaine. April 6, 2012 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway Approximately 2:30 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 7, 2012 DISORDERLY CONDUCT  6500 blk Belcrest Road Approximately 1:45 a.m.  A suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct following a fight at the student towers. April 7, 2012 THEFT  3600 blk East West Highway Approximately 6:30 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting from a drug store in this area. April 7, 2012 THEFT  3600 blk East West Highway Approximately 7:00 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting from a drug store in this area.


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