In the last couple of months, Dupont Circle activist Rob Halligan counted 17 home invasions in his neighborhood where the robber got in via the roof, typically through a skylight. He worked the Listservs and his cop sources to get this problem on the radar of both MPD and homeowners. Tonight is the first public meeting for them to get the word out on the rooftop burglar(s)’ M.O.

The meeting at 1719 Swann St. at 7 p.m. (in Peggy Simpson‘s “very large” living room) will presumably include details that have been missing from MPD—-like how the robber(s) are prying open the skylights. So far, cops have said thieves are getting up there using fire escapes and other wrought-iron ladders on the sides of buildings. Shocking, that.