Calgary, AB,

Police seek public assistance to identify suspect in hotel room thefts

We are asking for the public’s help to identify a man believed to be responsible for breaking into several rooms at a northeast Calgary hotel.

At approximately 12:45 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, it is believed an unknown man entered the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 20 Freeport Place N.E.

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.

It is believed the suspect then entered several rooms while the occupants were asleep and stole items belonging to the victims.

“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,” says Detective Paul Hussey of the Calgary Police Service General Investigations Unit. “We are asking anyone with information about the suspect to come forward to police.”

The suspect is described as approximately 30 to 35 years old, approximately 5’5” tall, approximately 175 pounds, and 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.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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Case #CA22411539/5301