Two jewelry robberies in two weeks at Houston hotels

For a second time in as many weeks, thieves have stolen valuable jewelry from a hotel room in the Houston area while the occupants (traveling salespersons) were out, a Houston television news stations reports.

In the most recent robbery, which occurred Tuesday, the jewels were worth more than a million dollars, according to Houston ABC13 Eyewitness News.

The traveling salespersons checked into the Wellesley Inn in West Houston on Tuesday, Houston Police Department told the television news operation. They left for dinner and when they returned around 8 p.m., they found their door had been forced open and all their jewelry was missing.

Investigators say there aren’t many clues, but there is a surveillance tape from the hotel, the station reports.

Two weeks earlier, there was a similar incident at a Holiday Inn Express in north Houston. In that heist thieves reportedly took off with nearly a quarter of a million dollars in jewelry and cash.

Harris County investigators told the news station that a woman lured two jewelry traders from their hotel room. Two men then broke in and made off with two caseloads of cash and jewelry.

The two men and their likely female accomplice were all caught on the hotel’s surveillance tape, the station reports.

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