Serial Burglar Posing as Guest Targets Hotel Rooms in New York City

By Jesse Sokolow on 12 August 2019
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A man posing as a guest was able to trick housekeeping staff in at least five hotels in New York City into letting him into rooms that were being cleaned, which he then proceeded to clean out.

The spree of burglaries started at the Club Quarters hotel on William Street in the Financial District on July 23, 2019, where he stole an Apple MacBook Pro, a backpack, and a wallet. Police said the value of the items combined was over $1,600.  He next targeted the Hilton Garden Inn on Water Street, stealing a laptop, watch, and $1,100 cash, police said, and the same day emptied a room at the Courtyard by Marriott on West 40th Street in Midtown, where he stole two laptops, a mobile phone, ear buds, a passport, a checkbook, and a credit card.

The thief’s two most recent hotel visits were to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square on July 31 and the Grand Hyatt New York on East 42nd Street, where he stole a MacBook Pro and Bose headphones, according to police.

A New York Police Department spokesman said that all of the victims were from out of state.  The suspect, whom police released photos of in a Grand Hyatt hallway, is still at large.

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