Couple accused of hotel room theft
National Police arrested a 23- year-old woman and a 20-year-old man on suspicion of theft and fraud in Arona.
They are accused of gaining access to a hotel room through the terrace and stole effects, including a credit card with which they made purchases in shops in the south of the island.
The victim said he had left his room, properly locked up, but when he returned he found that his laptop, 110 euros and his credit card were stolen. He also presented a list of operations that they had tried to carry out with the aforementioned card until its cancellation.
Police investigations suggested the crime could have been committed by people housed in the room next to the victim’s. This line of work led to the identification of two people who, as was proved later, tried to make charges of up to 3,000 euros in different businesses in the south zone. Finally, the alleged perpetrators were detained by the National Police in La Orotava.
The officials managed to recover the initially stolen computer. The accused, together with the certified report, were placed at the disposal of the competent judicial authority.