Burglary suspects hit hotel rooms while guests sleep

(WMC-TV) - Burglary suspects were caught on surveillance video shopping at the Walmart on Austin Peay using a credit card police say they stole from a room at the Holiday Inn Express on Union Avenue in Midtown Memphis.

"I don't feel safe," hotel guest, Terrence Stevenson said.

Stevenson was downstairs eating breakfast early Sunday morning when victims from multiple rooms reported the thefts.

"We come outside and it was like nine police cars out here," Stevenson said.

The police report says there was no forced entry used to get in the rooms and a guest who's staying here said that's concerning considering the burglary happened in the early morning hours when people were in the rooms.

"They were asleep in the room," Stevenson said.

Stevenson does not know how the suspects got in the rooms, but doubts it is a result of guests leaving their doors open since several rooms were hit.

The female suspect is thought to be between 25 and 35 years old with shoulder length braids. Her male accomplice is also between 25 and 35 years old.

"I'm concerned. I mean people walking into your hotel room while you sleep," Stevenson said. "I mean that's crazy."

Stevenson worries it was an inside job and those responsible could hit again. He can't think of another way someone would get in locked rooms.

"We keep our doors locked when we come here," Stevenson said. "We latch them. We put the dead bolt on."

Typically your door is going to lock behind you in hotel rooms but always lock the deadbolt as well in case someone gets their hands on your key.

The Holiday Inn Express would not comment on the situation.

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