ATLANTA (CBS46) – Atlanta police are investigating a series of robberies and robberies at a downtown hotel. Some of the crimes happened while guests say they were asleep.
“I’m a victim here!” said Shanice Roberts.
Roberts said earlier this month that she went out to celebrate her sister’s birthday in Atlanta. When they got back to their hotel room at the Crowne Plaza downtown, they went to bed. But in the morning, she realized her bag was not in her room.
“I had clothes here. I had passports here, me and my son’s passports. I had jewelry in there. I had my pocket money in there, my ID card, my work card, my credit card and my debit card,” Roberts said.
Roberts said she confronted hotel security. Staff later said they found her bag in another hotel room, but the items were still missing.
“I’m still in shock, I’m still in shock. I can’t believe it,” Roberts said.
Roberts isn’t the only one to say she had things stolen from her hotel. Atlanta police released five recent reports of various incidents of robbery and robbery. A hotel guest told police he woke up to a man with no shirt on and wearing a mask. This man ran away, but the guest realized that his credit cards were missing.
For Roberts, not knowing how it all happened still leaves her in fear.
“I can’t even sleep here, and it’s not even a hotel room, it’s my house, and I’m still scared,” Roberts said.
A spokesperson for IHG Hotels & Resorts issued a statement to CBS46 News in response to the report:
The safety and well-being of guests and colleagues at IHG-branded hotels is always our top priority, and IHG asks hotels to implement numerous safety protocols. We have been in contact with the independently owned and operated Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown and understand that the hotel management team is working with local authorities to investigate these incidents. The hotel also has a 24-hour security system in place and has added additional patrols to ensure the highest level of safety for guests and team members.