DC Police say on Tuesday afternoon a woman living in an apartment in the 1200 block of G Street Southeast opened the door for a suspect investigators say is claiming to be a maintenance man.
"Then once inside, stealing property and stealing money from the victim. The fact that we have had two of these is of extreme concern. The fact that our victims are elderly is extreme concern," says Chief Cathy Lanier.
Police believe it's the same man captured in a surveillance video from June 19th.
That day, investigators say he was at an apartment building in the 1400 block of Florida Avenue Northeast.
In both cases, police believe the same suspect knocked on the door of an elderly woman claiming to be a maintenance worker there to fix a problem.
"It's such a shock to hear something happening like that in a building you have been living in for a long time," says one resident.
Police say the suspect also tied up the victims.
"You don't know what to do, don't know if it's the management or who it is knocking on the door. You should feel safe in your home. If you don't, that's bad. I hope they catch him," says another resident.
At this point, there have been no serious injuries, but both victims were assaulted.
"The video is going to be crucial. If you recognize the person in the video, please contact us immediately so we can make sure our elderly residents are safe," Chief Lanier says.
Police are advising residents not to open the door if a maintenance person knocks. They say you should contact the maintenance company or apartment complex to verify first.