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Congressman Elijah Cummings' West Baltimore home was broken into last weekend

Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 01, 2019

BALTIMORE — The West Baltimore home of Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings was burglarized in the middle of the night last Saturday.

Baltimore Police say they are investigating a reported burglary that happened in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue around 3:40 a.m.

Detectives aren't sure yet if anything was taken.

State property records show the rowhome being owned by Cummings and his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the current chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party.

Cummings released a statement on the incident:

An individual attempted to gain entry into my residence at approximately 3:40 AM on Saturday, July 27. I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house. I thank the Baltimore Police Department for their response and ask that all further inquiries be directed to them.

His neighbor Steven Reed was shocked and angered to hear what happened.

“I used to cut his grass and all that stuff when I was a little boy," said Reed. "This was when I was like 12 but now I’ve grown up and I’m working and everything but it was wrong the way they broke in his house man.”

There is security cameras on the front and back of a house that may have caught what happened.

The burglary was reported nearly four hours before President Donald Trump posted his first of several controversial tweets, aimed at Cummings and the current conditions of Baltimore.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Central District investigators at 410-396-2111.