Two “high profile celebrity” guest rooms burglarized at luxury hotel

The entrance to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel at 11 East Walton. | Google

Chicago police are investigating the forcible burglaries of two “high profile celebrity” guest rooms at a posh downtown hotel on NBA All-Star weekend. No arrests have been made.

A CPD spokesperson confirmed that a man broke into two different rooms and stole “multiple unknown items” at a hotel on the first block of East Walton sometime before 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Cash, jewelry, and electronics were reportedly taken in the burglaries.

The hotel involved is the Waldorf Astoria, 11 East Walton, according to a police report. And the victims — described as “high profile celebrities” — were occupying luxury suites on the same floor.

“We can confirm there was an incident involving theft at Waldorf Astoria Chicago,” a spokesperson for Hilton said in an emailed statement. “The wellbeing, safety and security of our guests are of paramount importance.”

“We are working with the Chicago Police Department and cooperating fully with their investigation,” the spokesperson said.

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Police searched the hotel for the offender, but came up empty-handed. He is described as a short black male who wore a black jacket and red ski mask.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 17 to include a statement from the hotel spokesperson.

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