Creepy: Guests Robbed While They Slept at the Rio in Las Vegas

by Anthony Losanno

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The Rio Hotel & Casino recently became part of World of Hyatt (more here). While the hotel is undergoing a renovation to refresh the tired rooms and common areas, some guests are reporting that they have been robbed while they were sleeping in their rooms.

KTNV shared that several guests claimed that thousands of dollars were stolen from them while they slept in their hotel rooms. Three separate victims have been told that nothing can be done because the Rio does not have security cameras in the hallways.

One couple lost around $6,000. They said:

The feeling of being violated while we were sleeping is still kind of haunting me. We were left with no debit cards, no credit cards, no telephone. We were literally three feet away from them.”

Two men from Florida stated that they lost around $10,000. They told KTNV:

I didn’t hear a thing. Thank God that we didn’t wake up because maybe it would be worse. I noticed that the door was left probably a foot wide open and that’s when we started looking for all of our stuff. It’s insane.”

The hotel released a statement that reads:

We can confirm there was an incident at the resort, but the details are still being investigated. The safety and security of our guests remain the resort’s top priority. We have no further comment at this time.”

This is a strange situation because these guests are reporting that they had their valuables with them when they went to their rooms for the night. That means that an employee or someone else is entering rooms while people sleep. I always check the closets, behind curtains, and under the bed before turning in for the night. I also make sure to use the deadbolt. This is the only way to ensure that no one enters my room.

Anthony’s Take: Something is off at the Rio. Guests there (and in every hotel) should make sure they properly lock their doors before going to sleep.

(Image Credits: Hyatt.)

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Christian March 10, 2024 - 3:21 pm

I would think that the hotel would be leaving themselves open to substantial legal liability by not having cameras in the hallways.

Not to be the grammar police but I think that the term should be burgled since no one approached the people demanding money.

Munziotti March 14, 2024 - 8:21 pm

It’s sorrowful and sadly to read it. We really don’t have any security anymore. It’s Worldwide. Violence and burglary, theft and robbery is everywhere as well.


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