Crime Line: Thief steals film crew’s stuff from local hotel

Juneau police are looking for information about the theft of $2,000 worth of gear stolen from an international film crew visiting the capital city.

Police report electronics and personal items were taken from Guesthouse Inn and Suites near the airport when the documentary team from England was out.

The hotel was supposed to have locked the items in a conference room while crew members were shooting on Prince of Wales Island. When they returned, they found the room open and their stuff gone.

Lt. Kris Sell says police are asking anyone with information to notify Crime Line.

It’s a case I wanted to run for Crime Line because it’s kind of a cringe-worthy case as a Juneau citizen. You know you read it and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s so embarrassing. So awful that it happened to visitors,’ ” she says.

Sell says it’s not clear if the hotel has compensated the film crew for the stolen items, which she describes as things the public should be able to identify.

“The person probably has the type of property that somebody else is going to notice with the iPods, the Apple DVD driver and then a whole bunch of the clothes; $350 worth of clothing would be something that would be kind of noticeable,” she says.

The film crew has returned to England.

Sell says anyone with information should log onto Juneau Crime Line.

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