Police: 4 burglarized DC house wearing tactical gear, claiming to be with FBI

A house in D.C. was burglarized Wednesday by four people in tactical gear claiming to be from the FBI, the police said Thursday.

The D.C. police said the four used a crowbar to force their way through the front door of the house on Bay Street in Southeast, near the Stadium-Armory Metro station, at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. Three of them had guns.

There were five people in the house at the time. The burglars told them they were with the FBI and stole phones, a Rolex watch, two safes and $3,300 in cash, and drove off in a silver Audi Q3 SUV that belonged to someone in the house.

Police said there is evidence that one woman was tied up; the other four people said they were bound as well.

It’s not known whether the burglars and victims knew each other, the police said; there were no serious injuries.

WTOP’s Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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