Dozens of D.C. Apartment Keys Stolen From Office

Approx. 100 keys stolen from Southeast D.C. public housing community Monday night

Approximately 100 keys to a D.C. public housing community were stolen, leaving officials scrambling to change dozens of locks Tuesday before nightfall.

Rick White with the D.C. Housing Authority said the theft was reported overnight Monday at the Barry Farm community. The suspect(s) cut a large hole through the management office's metal grate and stole approximately 100 keys.

White said residents were notified of the burglary Tuesday. Their locks and keys were replaced by 9 p.m. 

As a security measure, White confirmed none of the keys had street address or apartment number markings and DCHA staff was onsite replacing locks until the job was completed.

"Every one of us is unsafe, as of right this second," one Barry Farm resident told News4 Tuesday.

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