WILLIAMSBURG — He loved the decor so much he stole it.
A thief posing as an Airbnb guest swiped $1,525 in sheets, duvets, electronics, towels and even pinched a six-pack of toilet paper, according to police.
Owners of the Williamsburg Guesthouse at 541 Lorimer St. found dozens of household items missing when they went to check up on the place on July 4, according to police.
The "comfortable, quiet, and convenient," guesthouse, as it's touted in its Airbnb ad, was missing clock radios, throw blankets, Apple TV remotes, a map of the world (featured on their Facebook page), a comforter, 13 duvet covers, 20 bath towels, 13 sheets, laundry bags and space heaters, police said.
The host lives in the building and touts the rental as "a perfect place for a beautiful NYC getaway."
"Located in the heart of trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you will love this place," the Airbnb post for the Williamsburg Guesthouse reads. "Its a very clean and fully renovated brooklyn style home."
While renting out full apartments for less than 30 days in New York City is illegal, those rules don't apply to duplexes like 541 Lorimer St.
No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, though an investigation is ongoing, police confirmed.
Nick Shapiro, a spokesman for Airbnb said that the thief had created the profile the same day as the reservation, had no host reviews and said he lived in New York City.
"Negative experiences are extremely rare," Shapiro said. "We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior and have removed this guest from our platform."
The company guarantees they'll cover up to $1 million to hosts for stolen or damaged property, according to their online policy.
The owner of the guesthouse didn't respond immediately to a request for comment.