Covington police are investigating two thefts at Holiday Inn Express, one of which left a hotel guest without his vehicle.
A police officer responded to the hotel at 9159 Access Road just before 3 p.m. Wednesday and spoke with a man who said he parked his 2014 Ford F250 work truck on the left front side of the hotel around 9 p.m. Tuesday. When he went down the next day, the truck was gone.
The man told police that the truck had a tag reading “Taylor” on the front and a “Premier Ford” sticker on the back bumper, which was black. The truck was valued at $32,000, the report said.
“Some video footage suggested that they (thieves) arrived to steal the truck in a light blue Dodge Durango,” CPD Capt. Ken Malcom said. “It appeared they had a key fob where they were able to unlock the vehicle.”
Malcom said two people were seen on surveillance video. However, there was no description available.
Later Wednesday, another man who stayed at the same Holliday Inn Express stopped by the Covington Police Department to report that some items were stolen from his vehicle.
The man, who told police he was in town doing local contracting, said he had been staying at the hotel since Monday. He reportedly was driving a rental truck that had his work tools in it.
The man said that when he went to his worksite Wednesday, he looked in the vehicle’s center console and noticed his Magellan GPS was missing. The man said he also noticed the bag of tools he had in the vehicle were missing.
He told the officer that he left his vehicle unlocked the night prior. Nothing else appeared to be tampered with to his knowledge, the report said.
Malcom said there isn’t any evidence right now to suggest that the two cases are related.