A Galesburg man robs a woman after a night in a hotel.
Galesburg police are investigating after a female victim reports what was supposed to be a romantic date turned into a robbery. Officers met the victim, a 37-year-old woman, who told police she was planning to spend the night with a “friend” at the Quality Inn on Saturday night (March 12). She said her friend never showed up, but a 31-year-old friend of hers showed up and they spent the night together in the hotel room. When she woke up Sunday morning, the male acquaintance was gone, and a pile of recently purchased clothes and about $300 in cash were missing from her purse. When the woman went to the front desk to check out, the hotel manager said the male subject had already checked them out the night before and collected the $100 security deposit. The victim called the male suspect to ask about his stolen property and he laughed and hung up on her, according to police reports. When officers met with hotel management, they said the victim entered the hotel room with her male acquaintance, but came downstairs with another male subject the following morning. The male suspect charged with theft has a previous conviction for theft and has been added to GPD’s pending arrest list.