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KTNV: Hotel room heists on the rise with guests targeted while sleeping

Old Jul 14, 2023, 6:40 am
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KTNV: Hotel room heists on the rise with guests targeted while sleeping

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The arrest report shows Black did have a key registered to a guest in a suite where multiple people were staying. That guest told police all keys were accounted for, they didn't give anyone a key, and did not know a Robert Black.

When Black was arrested, he had a flat blade screwdriver which police say he likely used to disable the deadbolt.

Coughran says there are other ways, too.

"You could have easily used an under-the-door tool. Essentially, a tool that slides underneath the door that allows the door mechanism to be opened from the inside, which would also bypass the deadbolt."

Police found a folded-up privacy sign outside one of the rooms robbed at Paris. Authorities learned the plastic sign can be used to open hotel suites by sliding it between the two double doors, releasing the door lock mechanism.
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