Hotel Break-Ins Popping-Up Across Omaha

Steven Garrison is in Omaha for work, staying at the Extended Stay America. He thought it would be like any other hotel visit: a place to stay with service, wake-up calls and pillows stacked neatly on the beds.

This was the case until July 12th. When Garrison came back to his room, he was unable to find his laptop, Kindle and other electronics.

"I went down to the front desk, and then, uh, complained that I had been robbed. And she said, 'well, you are like the fourth person that's told me that,'" said Garrison.

The Extended Stay America wasn't the only hotel hit. Just days before, the Sheraton had some room break-ins and there are similar reports from The Staybridge Suites.

Some victims' total losses were in the thousands.

"I lost about $1,500 worth of merchandise, between accessories, laptop, the Kindle Fire, all that stuff," said Garrison.

Police think this is a possible hotel burglary series developing.

What is also interesting is these break-ins were not forced entry. This means the suspects entered the room by beating the key lock system.

Channel Six contacted all three hotels. All three declined to comment.

Garrison is currently still at the Extended Stay America but said after the break-in, his company decided to relocate him.

He isn't feeling any better about the move though. That's because as he puts this hotel behind him, his next location is one of the other hotels that was hit.

"Hopefully I will be in a room that hasn't gotten broken into, so I can sleep a little better," said Garrison.


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