Security Increases at Downtown Lubbock Hotel After A String Of Break-Ins - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/14/08

Security Increases at Downtown Lubbock Hotel After A String Of Break-Ins

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Security has increased at the Holiday Inn and Towers in downtown Lubbock after a string of break-ins.

Police say someone broke into four different rooms at the Holiday Inn on 801 Avenue Q last week. Reports show electronic equipment was taken including laptops, cell phones and digital cameras. The hotel says a key card was used to get into the rooms, but add it was not a housekeeping or maintenance card. Police say they are evaluating the key system to determine who had access to keys.

Monday NewsChannel 11 spoke with the Holiday Inn's General Manager. He says at this time he does not believe the suspect is an employee. Still, Captain Greg Stevens says when staying at a hotel it's best to take your valuables with you or lock them up. 

"A lot of hotels offer safes in the room and we encourage you to use that safe. Most of them are free, a few hotels charge for them but it's certainly worth the nominal fee that you'll pay to protect your valuables," Stevens said.

The hotel's General Manager says this is the first time such a crime has occurred at the hotel. He adds there is currently an on-going internal investigation as well as a police investigation. The hotel tells us they were hosting the National Taxidermy convention at the time.

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