Man broke into Georgetown home, punched and tied up victim, stole $10,000 in cash, police say

Police are searching for a man they say broke into a home in Georgetown, tied up and assaulted a person inside, and stole $10,000 in cash before fleeing the scene before officers arrived.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. on May 14 at a home in the 3600 block of R Street in the Northwest.

Officers say the male victim came downstairs to find the suspect standing in the hallway. The victim told police that the suspect punched him in the mouth and tied him to a chair with a cord. Police say the victim was transported to the hospital with an injury to the lip. They have not said how they were notified of the crime and have not released the age of the victim.

Investigators say the female homeowner returned to the home shortly after the incident and discovered $10,000 had been stolen.

Authorities say the suspect is described as a black male, between 20-40 years old, between 5-feet-11-inches and 6-feet tall, average build, dark brown complexion, wearing a black sweatshirt and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099. A $1000 reward is being offered.