- A burglary took place early Sunday morning at U Street Cafe (Photo: TBD Staff)
This post has been updated since it was first published.
D.C. police are investigating a burglary that took place early Sunday morning at U Street Cafe, located at 1301 U Street NW.
Manager Fariz Mambu says it appears a suspect or suspects entered through the back entrance to the cafe sometime around 5 a.m., and that they may have had a key, as there was no evidence of forced entry. They made off with about $200 in cash from the register, but nothing else was taken, according to Mambu.
Mambu was summoned to the store by a security alarm at about 5:15 a.m. Sunday, where he was greeted by Third District police officers already on the scene. No employees were inside the coffee shop at the time of the burglary.
The cafe is equipped with a security camera, and Mambu says police have asked him to review the tape from that morning and turn it over to them. Mambu tells TBD he did observe an individual on the recording, and that the suspect can be seen bent down near the cash register. He plans to give police a copy of the video today.
In 2008, an ice cream shop on the same busy block was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the day.