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Airbnb Guests Stole $28K Worth of Items From 2 Williamsburg Homes: Police

By Gwynne Hogan | August 3, 2016 11:51am
 Two Airbnb guests raided two different Williamsburg homes on July 24, police said.
Two Airbnb guests raided two different Williamsburg homes on July 24, police said.
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WILLIAMSBURG — Talk about ungrateful guests. 

Airbnb renters raided two Williamsburg homes last week in separate instances, taking a combined $28,400 in clothes, electronics, designer handbags and perfume, according to police. 

Both thefts took place on July 24, according to police. 

In one of the thefts, the 25-year-old victim returned home to her apartment on Ten Eyck Street to find that her $800 Canada Goose parka, MacBook laptop, Samsung TV and $3,000 dollar designer Celine handbag were missing among other valuables, police said. 

The missing items were worth a combined $5,850. 

On the same day a 31-year-old woman returned to her loft apartment at Kent Avenue and found her belongings flung around the apartment after she had rented it to a guest using Airbnb, she told police.

Her phone, kindle, $10,000 camera, two Chanel bags each worth $4,500, Chanel perfume, jewelry and other items worth $22,550 in total, police said.

In the same Kent Avenue loft building in February, an Airbnb guest threw a massive party in a rented apartment and stole $5,000 worth of electronics and other valuables.

According to New York City laws, it's illegal to rent out full apartments for less than 30 days in most buildings.

No arrests had been made in either incident as of Wednesday morning, police said. 

A spokesman for Airbnb didn't return a request for comment immediately, though the company reimburses up to $1 million in damages caused by its guests, according to its website.