Lanzarote hotel employee steals several thousand euros from rooms

by Lorraine Williamson
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ARRECIFE – The Guardia Civil arrested a 22-year-old man on July 19 on suspicion of stealing €2,800 in cash from at least seven rooms of a hotel on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. 

The hotel is located in Costa Teguise, a tourist centre located on the east coast of the island. The suspect lived and worked there. According to reports from Cadena SER, the arrest was made after a hotel guest reported a break-in in his room because he was missing cash. 

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In the following days, the Guardia Civil received six other similar reports of thefts from the same accommodation. The police investigation revealed that the suspect had entered the rooms through the patio doors and main entrances using a stolen master magnetic card, which belonged to one of the department heads. 

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