Items stolen from Calgary hotel rooms while guests slept inside, police say
Investigators say an unknown man entered several rooms after finding master key
Police are looking for a man they believe slipped inside several hotel rooms — while guests were asleep — in order to steal items from inside.
Investigators say that during the early morning hours of Oct. 6, an unknown man entered the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 20 Freeport Place N.E.
They believe the suspect entered the hotel through the front entrance, behind a group of registered guests while the door was unlocked.
"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 ensure they use all appropriate door locks," Det. Paul Hussey said in a release.
"We are asking anyone with information about the suspect to come forward to police."
Police are looking for a suspect described as about 30 to 35 years old, roughly five feet five inches tall, and weighing 175 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a light-blue toque, yellow T-shirt, dark-coloured jacket, dark-coloured jeans, black shoes, glasses, and carrying a black backpack.