Culprits sought in theft at National Hotel |

Culprits sought in theft at National Hotel

Nevada City police have suspects in a $5,000 theft at the National Hotel last month but they are declining to name who the suspects are or what they look like.

No arrests have been made in the early morning April 12 burglary but police said the suspects still are in Nevada City. Details about the case were forwarded to the Nevada County District Attorney’s office and charges could be forthcoming soon, said Nevada City Police Sgt. Lorin Gage.

The incident started at about 4 a.m. when a clerk stepped away from her hotel desk for about 15 minutes and “when she returned she found all the cash registers had been emptied,” Gage said.

Keys to where the hotel’s cash is kept were found by the side table where they shouldn’t have been, Gage said.

The money was taken from three spots, including a cash register and where the daily receipts and change were kept at the front desk area, said hotel owner Tom Coleman. Coleman declined to offer additional details.

“They haven’t arrested anyone, so I can’t say anything about what I think,” Coleman said.

Gage didn’t say what the clerk stepped away for or whether the clerk or anyone else at the hotel was a suspect. He said he couldn’t offer added details about suspects without jeopardizing the case.


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@theunion .com or call 477-4234.

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