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Woman Swiped $46K Rolex and $47K in Cash from Hotel Room Safe, Police Say

By Mathew Katz | April 11, 2014 8:51am
 Police said two Rolex watches were swiped from a safe at the Dream Hotel. 
Police said two Rolex watches were swiped from a safe at the Dream Hotel. 
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CHELSEA — A guest at the chic Dream Hotel had more than $100,000 in watches and cash stolen from his hotel room's safe after he brought a woman home for a late-night rendezvous, police said.

The 35-year-old man brought the woman back to his room at the hotel at 355 W. 16th St. at about 2:30 a.m. on April 4, and placed his $46,500 18-carat white gold Rolex Sky Dweller watch in the room's safe, police said.

When he woke up later that morning at about 9 a.m., the woman was gone — and so was everything in the safe, including the watch, an $11,000 Rolex GMT Master II watch and $47,500 in cash, according to police.

In all, $105,000 worth of goods was stolen, police said. 

The NYPD is now looking for the woman, who is described as 5-foot-2 with short black hair.

Staff at the hotel did not respond to a request for comment.

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:

► A man hanging out at Chelsea's Barracuda Bar had nearly $4,000 worth of belongings stolen in January, police said. The 38-year-old put a $3,700 Bell and Ross watch, a $60 Marc Jacobs watch, $25 Marc Jacob Gloves and a $120 bottle of Aveda Cleanser and Toner on the ground next to him and turned his back to talk to a friend just after midnight on Jan. 9, according to police. When he turned back around, his items were missing, police said.

The man only reported the incident this week in order to make an insurance claim, according to police. 

Staff at the bar could not comment on the incident.

► A straphanger was accosted by a homeless man yelling anti-gay slurs while walking through the 14th Street station on the A Line, police said. The man, 60, was walking toward the A train at noon on April 2 when the homeless man approached him, spit on him and yelled, according to police. 

Police are looking for a 5-foot-11 man.