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Attempted burglary reported on 15th Street NW

The incident occurred early Monday morning

An attempted burglary was reported to University police at 1:41 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to a University-wide email sent by Chief of Police Timothy Longo. The incident occurred at an off-Grounds residence located on the 400 block of 15th Street NW.

According to the email, the victim awoke at 3:50 a.m. to find an unknown male inside their residence, who disturbed the victim’s belongings and fled after the victim began yelling. The suspect was described as a 40-to-50 year-old Black male with a slim build and a Southern accent.

The incident is the first reported burglary of an off-Grounds student residence this semester.

The University Police Department requests that anyone with information related to the incident contact them at 434-924-7166 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

This is a developing story.