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

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on October 8, 2019 - Duration: 03:09s

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

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.

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

ON THESTRIP...THANKS FOR JOINING US..I'M TODD QUINONES...AND I'M CARLA WADE..WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT ACOUPLE VISITING THEVENETIAN...EARLIER THIS YEARAND HOW SOMEONE..GOT INTO THEIR ROOM AND STOLETHOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OFITEMS..NOT ONLY DO WE KNOW..WHO ALLEGEDLY..

DID IT..HE'S APPARENTLY DONE ITBEFORE...13 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER JOEBARTELS IS LIVE NOW..IN STUDIO.JOE..THE CRIME WAS CAUGHT ONCAMERA..THE CAMERAS AND THE HOTEL ROOMKEY CARD..WERE CRUCIAL..IN TRACK DOWNWHAT HAPPENED..WHEN SOMEONE DECIDED TO SWIPEAND STRIKE...IN ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUSHOTELS IN THE WORLD...IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A GETAWAYCELEBRATION..FOR AMEENAH AND CLIFFROBINSON..AT THE WORLD FAMOUSVENETIAN..BUT THE GOOD TIME..WAS SHORT LIVED..SOT: AMEENAH ROBINSON/VICTIM"IT SCARES ME TO DEATH TO THINKWHAT COULD'VE HAPPENED.BELONGING TO THEROBINSONS..WHILE THEY WERE OUTGRAPHIC FROM MAY STORY ANDSTOLE..A BOOKBAG..

IPAD... MACBOOK..EVEN CLIFFS SUITCASE...AT LEAST 4 GRAND WORTH OFVALUABLES..

GONE.SOT: AMEENAH ROBINSON/VICTIM"READING THE REPORT, THISPERSON CAME IN WITH FLIP-FLOPSAND LEFT IN CLIFF'S SHOES." GRAPHIC ARREST DOCUMENTSOBTAINED BY 13 INVESTIGATES..SHOW HOTEL STAFF..HAD TO WORK BACKWARDS..TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED..SHOW VIDEO FROM THE CASINOFLOOR/KEY CARD?

A SECURITYINVESTIGATOR..USED THE ROOMS..KEY CARD..

INTERROGATION...WHICH REVEALS..WHEN THE DOOR WAS OPENED...AND THEN CONNECTED THE DOTSWITH SURIVELLANCE VIDEO..HE WAS ABLE TO TRACK ROBBINS'MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE HOTELAND CASINO..SHOW FRONT DESK?

INCLUDING ASTOP AT THE FRONT DESK..GRAPHIC WHERE HE ALLEGEDLYHANDED OVER HIS ACTUAL NEVADADRIVER'S LICENSE...IN THE NAMEOF CLIFTON ROBBINS AND STATEDHE LOST HIS ROOM KEY GRAPHICTHE DOCUMENTS SHOW STAFF FOUNDA CLIFF ROBINSON REGISTERED..IN ROOM 16-323 GRAPHIC AND THENAME WAS SO SIMILAR THEYCONCLUDED IT MUST HAVE BEEN ATYPO IN THE COMPUTER ANDISSUED..ROBBINS A KEY TO THE 16THFLOOR SUITE..WHERE THE ROBINSONS WERESTAYING.SOT: ADAM COUGHRAN/SAFETYEXPERT "ESPECIALLY IN A LARGEHOTEL, YOU'RE PLAYING YARDS TOSOME DEGREE.FUNNY THAT IN VEGAS YOU PLAYTHE ODDS AND IN A LARGE ENOUGHHOTEL THAT SOMEONE IS GOING TOHAVE A VERY SIMILAR NAME TO HISADAM COUGHRAN SPENT YEARSINVESTIGATING TOURISM-RELATEDCRIMES IN CALIFORNIA..HE SAYS..SMOOTH TALKING CROOKS..USE HUMAN ENGINEERING..TO GET AROUND..SECURITY SAFEGUARDS..SOT: ADAM COUGHRAN/SAFETYEXPERT "IN THE THE DECLARATIONBY LAW- ENFORCEMENT IT EVENMENTIONS THAT HE'S GOT MAYBELOOKOUT FOR HIM." 13 INVESTIGATES HAS LEARNED..ROBBINS...HAD BEEN THROWN OUT OF THEHOTEL..AND WAS TOLD HE COULDN'T COMEBACK BY POLICE.THERE WAS ALSO A BE ON THE LOOKOUT..WARNING CIRCULATED INTERNALLY.AT THE VENETIAN..THAT HE ATTEMPTED SOMETHINGSIMILAR BEFORE.SOT: AMEENAH ROBINSON/VICTIM"NOT ONLY DID THEY GIVE HIM THEKEY, THEY GAVE HIM A MAP.TO SAY WELP HERE'S WHERE THETREASURES AT!" THE HOTEL..REIMBURSED THE ROBINSONS FORTHE MISSING ITEMS..BACK IN MAY..AND AT THE TIME..TOLD 13 INVESTIGATES IT WAS ANUNSUAL CRIME..AND UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN AGAIN.ROBBINS IS DUE IN COURT NEXTWEEK.JOE BARTELS 13 ACTION NEWSNEW TONIGHT.AN ON-CAMERA CONFESSION FROM ASERIAL KILLER!THE F-B-I SAYING SAMUEL LITTLE

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