DC Police make arrest in SE home burglary

WASHINGTON, DC — The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 57-year-old man in connection to two robberies that happened in Southeast.

Police charged Wayne Clifton Lee, of Southeast, DC, with two counts of burglary. Detectives say Lee broke into a home twice in the 400 block of Woodcrest Drive while the homeowner was out of the country.  According to the Metropolitan Police Report the first robbery happened on July 17 and the second on August 8.

The homeowner had cameras around the house and surveillance video shows the suspect breaking into the back door of the home, then leaving with some items. The police report details that some of the stolen items included a laptop, sound bar, and a watch among other things.

Last month, DCW50 reported that the surveillance video also showed the officers in the ransacked home making comments about the homeowner. And at one point in the video, it shows an officer dancing as well.

Metropolitan Police released a statement back in August saying in part: “The officers were placed on non-contact status for misconduct following the initial complaint, however, our internal investigation remains ongoing at this time.”