Items stolen from Calgary hotel rooms while guests slept inside, police say


Police are looking for a man who they believe slipped into several hotel rooms – while guests were sleeping – in order to steal items inside.

Investigators say in the early morning hours of October 6, an unknown person entered the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 20 Freeport Place NE

They believe the suspect entered the hotel through the main entrance, behind a group of registered guests as the door was unlocked.

Police are looking for a man in connection with multiple break-ins at a North East hotel earlier this month. (Calgary Police Service)

“Once inside, the suspect proceeded to the hotel’s maintenance room, where he stole a master key,” police said.

Investigators say the suspect entered several rooms and stole items belonging to the victims. The occupants were asleep at the time, according to police.

“We know these types of incidents leave victims feeling violated and we want to remind those staying in hotel rooms to make sure they use all the appropriate door locks,” Det. Paul Hussey said in a statement.

“We are asking anyone with information about the suspect to report to the police.”

Police are looking for a suspect between the ages of 30 and 35, about five-foot-five and weighing 175 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a light blue toque, yellow t-shirt, dark colored jacket, dark colored jeans, black shoes, glasses and carrying a black backpack.


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