Washington, D.C./ Crime & Emergencies
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Published on May 12, 2024
Woman Arrested for Alleged Early Morning Burglary of D.C. Business on Pennsylvania Avenue Source: Google Street View

On Thursday, D.C. police arrested a woman for allegedly busting into a local business and triggering its alarm system, which swiftly brought law enforcement to the scene. The incident went down early Thursday morning in the Southeast quadrant of the nation's capital, according to a press release from the Metropolitan Police Department.

The report from the MPD specifies that around 4:45 a.m. on May 9, 2024, Ebony Johnson-Bey, a 37-year-old resident of Southeast D.C., allegedly forced her way into a business located on the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, causing the alarm to sound and as officers arrived they said she was caught walking out of the establishment, almost like the sound of that buzzing alarm had become the soundtrack of her capture.

Subsequent to her arrest, Johnson-Bey has been hit with a Burglary Two charge. What exactly she might have been after or what drove her to attempt such a heist before the break of dawn majors in speculation and minors in facts.

Detailed information regarding the burglary or the value of what might have been stolen were not immediately made available by the police, and while authorities round up the details and prepare to advance through the legal proceedings, the local business is left to deal with the physical and reputational damage of the break-in which might prove more difficult to calculate than the loss of goods or cash.