Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested a woman Sunday evening after a student accused her of entering a room in Ivory Tower and stealing a wallet.
Sophomore Lindsey Henry was taking a nap in a friend’s room in Ivory Tower residence hall when she woke up to an unknown woman standing by her friend’s desk.
“We said ‘Excuse me, can I help you?’ She told us she was helping move someone in,” said Henry. “We asked her to leave.”
Later, Henry’s friend realized a wallet had been stolen from the room and called the University Police Department to report the incident. Henry later helped identify the woman and she was taken into custody by UPD officers.
“It was kind of unreal,” Henry said. “It’s one of those things where I am more in shock than anything else, waking up to someone in the room.”
Another student at the scene of the arrest, who requested anonymity, said he had a computer, wallet and sunglasses stolen from his Ivory Tower room on Saturday.
University Police Chief Dolores Stafford was not immediately available for comment. UPD and MPD officers on the scene declined to comment.
Update, 5:07 p.m., Aug. 24
There have been 12 burglaries reported in residence halls since Aug. 12, according to a GW Infomail. UPD said it is launching an investigation to determine if the incidents are connected.