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POLICE: Thief steals $3,500 worth of belongings from Strip hotel, walks out in victim's shoes

Posted: 9:04 AM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 02:16:51-04
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A couple visiting Las Vegas fell victim to an unusual heist that now has police investigating who accessed their room with a key card.
A couple visiting Las Vegas fell victim to an unusual heist that now has police investigating who accessed their room with a key card.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clifton Robbins, 30, was recently arrested for stealing items for a room at the Venetian hotel-casino.

The developments come after a month's long mystery in which a Missouri couple had at least $4,000 worth of valuables stolen from their hotel room.

"It scares me to death to think what could've happened," said Ameenah Robinson.

Robinson stayed at the Venetian with her husband Cliff in April.

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The hotel reimbursed the cost of the items but the Robinsons were left with few answers about what exactly happened.

According to police, the thief Clifton Robbins was able to obtain a key card to a room because he has the same first name as a registered guest. He presented his Nevada driver's license to the desk at the hotel and told them he had lost his key card.

"Not only did they give him the key, they gave him a map, to say 'well, here's where the treasure's at," explained Robinson.

Police say that Robbins had previously been trespassed (banned) from the hotel-casino for attempting to obtain a key card previously.

He has also been banned from several other Las Vegas hotels for the same reason.

He was allegedly able to steal a suitcase full of clothing and cologne valued at $800, toiletries valued at $100, an Apple laptop worth approximately $2,000, an Apple tablet worth approximately $600, a book bag with school books inside, a wallet and credit cards.

He is being charged with grand larceny and burglary and is due in court October 15.