A Las Vegas tourist says his $35,000 Rolex was stolen by a ‘prostitute’ who police say is a serial watch thief – after claiming he felt sorry for her and agreeing letting her “rest” in his hotel room
- The unnamed California man stayed at The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on June 21
- Two women the man said he “knew were probably prostitutes” approached him in the casino
- He said the women told him they were tired and he took pity on them and allowed him to go to his room to rest
- He returned to the room and fell asleep: waking up at 8 a.m. to say one of the women had left and his $35,000 Rolex was gone
- The woman who left was identified as Deonna McCray, 32, thanks to surveillance footage and a lineup
- McCray was previously accused of stealing a $20,000 Rolex and cash, as well as a Bulova watch and $35,000 in cash
A Las Vegas tourist has claimed he invited women he believed to be prostitutes to his hotel room to “get a rest” and was shocked to wake up to find his $35,000 Rolex missing.
A Los Angeles woman, Deonna McCray, 32, has now been arrested and charged with theft – her third watch theft since the spring.
The unnamed man was staying at The Cosmopolitan hotel and was at their casino when he was approached by two women, one of whom police say was McCray.
“He knew the women were probably prostitutes,” the man told police, adding, according to their notes, that “he wasn’t interested in anything like that.”
The man told police, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, that the women said they were tired and hungry, so he allowed them to go to his room while he stayed downstairs in the casino.
When he went upstairs both women were still there and he said he had fallen asleep.
When he woke at 8 a.m., he found one of the women had left, his briefcase had fallen over, and his Rolex was missing.
Deonna McCray, 32, of Los Angeles, was arrested for her third watch theft in Las Vegas
The unnamed man was staying at The Cosmopolitan Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip
The second woman told him she had nothing to do with the missing watch.
The man called the police, who went through surveillance footage.
With the help of the victim and the other woman, they identified Deonna McCray, 32, of Los Angeles as the suspected thief.
McCray was known to Las Vegas police after a string of watch thefts and cash thefts that began this spring.
She had previously been arrested on suspicion of stealing a $20,000 Rolex and cash.
In another incident, she was accused of stealing a Bulova watch and $35,000 in cash.
In May, she filed an indisputable theft lawsuit that solved two cases, and she received a six-month suspended sentence on each.
She was ordered by the judge to stay out of trouble and stay off the Las Vegas Strip for a year.