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Mayor Bowser to Highlight Tips to Avoid “Smash and Grab” Thefts

Sunday, June 18, 2017

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, June 19, at 10:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by the Metropolitan Police Department to remind residents of safety tips for vehicles such as removing keys from the ignition, closing windows, locking doors, keeping valuable items out of sight, and issuing mock citations as a friendly notice to follow regulations. The Mayor will also highlight progress in public safety, including decreases in robberies.
As a part of Back to Basics DC, an effort to highlight the day-to-day work that keeps the District moving forward, the Mayor will continue to highlight the work of DC government employees, showcase innovations in service delivery, and share information about how the community can help the government keep Washington, DC a great place to call home.
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Wil Manlapaz, 4D Commander, Metropolitan Police Department
Monday, June 19, at 10:30 am
Location: 600 Block of Emerson Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Georgia Avenue – Petworth Metro Station*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).