This past weekend, two friends were burglarized of their clothing, which contained their wallets. The theft occurred around 5-10 am Saturday morning. Both individuals were ASLEEP in their room on the 20th floor while this invasion occurred.
Our friends learned of the crime when security officials called their room to notify them of the found property. Their pants and shorts were located somewhere downstairs. It is unknown as to how many suspects may be involved. Several hundred dollars in cash were stolen. The wallets, IDs and clothing were left behind.
A report was made with hotel security, and our friends were advised to check back in 72 hours; not helpful as they were leaving the following day.
This was a very brazen invasion, one can only suspect that the individual(s) were probably armed to enter a room with the tv and lights on.
How they entered the room is another serious question. There are two plausible methods: First, the door did not fully secure; second, access was gained by the use of a master electronic key (like the ones that housekeeping uses).
SO, please use the interior door latches, dead bolts and safes!Edited: 17 May 2011, 18:43