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Thieves Steal $80K in Watches from Men in Their Posh Hotel Rooms, NYPD Says

By Trevor Kapp | October 4, 2017 11:20am
 Police say these women robbed three city tourists.
Police say these women robbed three city tourists.
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WEST VILLAGE — A pair of women stole $80,000 in pricey watches and other items from a trio of unsuspecting men who became dizzy and fell unconscious after going with the suspects back to the victims' hotel rooms, police said.

One of the women met a 38-year-old tourist at The Top of the Standard Lounge in the Meatpacking District on Aug. 11, before returning with him to his room at the Dream Downtown on West 16th Street near Ninth Avenue sometime after 1:15 a.m., the NYPD said. The man later woke up to find his $20,000 Audemars Piguet watch missing, according to police.

Two days later, one of the women met a 37-year-old man at the STK Downtown on Little West 12th Street and convinced him to take her back to his room at the Sofitel Hotel on West 44th Street near Sixth Avenue, police said. He woke up to discover his $18,000 Rolex missing, the NYPD said.

Then, on Aug. 16, one of the women met a 56-year-old man at Gaby, which is attached to the Sofitel, and he took her back to his room around 11:30 p.m., the NYPD said. He later discovered that his Breguet and Omega watches, with a combined value of about $39,000, along with a Louis Vuitton bag and Mont Blanc pen, had gone missing, according to police.

In all three incidents, the men said they recall being dizzy and falling unconscious after returning to their rooms, the NYPD said. 

One of the women was described as in her 30s, standing about 5-foot-5 and last seen wearing a pink top and light blue jeans, police said.

The other was also described as being in her 30s, standing about 5-foot-5 and weighing about 115 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black top and black pants, with blond hair and pink highlights, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS