Laptop Computers Stolen From D.C. Auditor's Office

Break-in over the weekend

D.C. police are investigating a break-in at a government office.

Two laptop computers were among the several items stolen from the D.C. Auditor’s Office over the weekend, Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s office confirmed Wednesday.

Brown told News4's Shomari Stone that he wasn't sure what was on those laptops. "I have no idea why anyone would steal anything," he said. "I'm very concerned about it."

Several interior doors were pried open to get in to the office at 717 14th St. NW, according to the police report. The burglary was reported Tuesday morning.

Police say there are surveillance cameras in the building.  On Thursday, police released the following video:

Brown has been in contact with Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the break-in, according to the council chairman's office.

The auditor works for the D.C. Council, examining the government's accounts and operations. It doesn't do criminal investigations, but it can refer its adminstrative findings to the U.S. Attorney or the D.C. Attorney.


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"I'm concerned about the lack of security," said D.C. resident Leah Willis. "I mean, it shocks me that those laptops could be so easily stolen."

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