A housekeeper at a Las Vegas resort is accused of stealing greater than $700,000 price of knickknack from a lodge room, police say.
Las Vegas police responded to the Vdara Lodge & Spa on Could 7 on the Strip for a suspected theft. Three male company reported returning to their room the evening earlier than, a number of hours after requesting room service, to seek out “their luggage have been the other way up, beds half-made, and cleansing provides left behind,” in line with the an arrest report.
In line with the report, 14 luxurious objects totaling $768,400 have been reported lacking by company, together with two Rolex watches, an Audemars Piguet watch, a Cartier watch, diamond necklaces and a gold ring. The jewellery was in a pc case that the company “hid” amongst different luggage within the room, police stated. The boys informed police they’d not misplaced their room keys.
Vdara housekeeping data confirmed the suspect — recognized as Amanda Melendez, 28, of Las Vegas — cleaned the room the evening of the theft, the report stated. Lodge safety data indicated that she was capable of entry the room along with her room key for about 20 minutes, in line with the report.
After cleansing, the room was re-entered with one other key, which had been lacking since Could 5, the report stated. That key, #86, was additionally used on Could 5 to realize entry to a room the place a visitor had reported theft of $300 in money, the report stated.
“It’s believed that Melendez was in possession of key #86 on the time and was utilizing it to realize unauthorized entry to rooms,” the arrest report stated.
When questioned by police on Could 7, Melendez reportedly denied figuring out something in regards to the stolen property and, in line with the arrest report, declined to remark.
Additional investigation revealed that Melendez had been involved with a person on the Clark County Detention Middle since October 2022, in line with the report. On the day of the theft, the person known as Melendez on a recorded line, during which she allegedly informed him she was cleansing a room that had “an Audemars Piguet, a Rollie (Rolex), and a bunch of different issues…” “Relates on jewellery she present in a room,” the arrest report stated.
The decision befell whereas Melendez was within the sufferer’s room, and the objects reportedly matched the outline of the stolen jewellery, in line with police.
Melendez reportedly informed the person that she was “making the room appear like a twister” and requested him, “Would you want me to take all of them?” – referring to 2 Rolex and Cartier watches – to which, in line with the arrest report, he answered ” Sure, sure” replied.
She is alleged to have then informed the person that she “couldn’t assume clearly” and would get out, in line with the arrest report.
Melendez was remanded in custody on Could 15 on prices of grand larceny, housebreaking and conspiracy to commit a housebreaking. She posted bail and is scheduled to look in courtroom on June 20.
ABC Information couldn’t attain Melendez for remark.
In line with the police report, Melendez had been employed by Vdara since November 2022 and had no prior disciplinary actions on her report.
ABC Information has reached out to MGM Resorts Worldwide, mother or father firm of lodge model Vdara, for remark.
Las Vegas police stated there was no proof at the moment linking Melendez to another thefts reported within the Vdara, however they’re nonetheless investigating.
Police stated they’re additionally persevering with to verify telephone calls between Melendez and the arrested man.