Man charged in string of downtown office burglaries
In and around the man-made canyon formed by the office buildings on L Street NW in downtown Washington, a burglar has been at work since the beginning of the year, D.C. police said.
Someone, police said, has been entering office buildings, then going into individual offices, taking things and fleeing.
On Friday, the police said, Phillip Andrew Lomax, 57, of Southeast Washington, was arrested on a warrant and charged with second-degree burglary in connection with a burglary last weekend in the 1900 block of L Street.
After investigating, the police said, they charged him in 21 similar burglaries.
Most were on weekends since April, and most were clustered within two or three blocks of L Street.
In all, police said Saturday, Lomax was charged in nine L Street burglaries, six of them in the 1900 block.
Charges also included four burglaries on M Street, just north of L Street, police said, and four around the corner from L.