BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Microtel Inn employee and his accomplice are charged after a security camera catches them stealing.
The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Microtel Inn on Harper Road regarding a larceny complaint. The theft included various DeWalt hand/battery-powered tools valued at around 2,690 dollars stored in room 122. The tools belonged to a construction company that was remodeling part of the hotel.
During the investigation, security footage showed that Christopher Wallace, an employee of the hotel, entered room 122 shortly before the tools were stolen. Footage shows an accomplice, David Cox, attempting to cut the wire to the security camera; however, he cut the wrong cable, and the camera continued recording as the events unfolded. Wallace allegedly approached Cox and told him that the room in question was a drug room and that the camera belonged to the person in the room. Wallace stated he would provide a free room to Cox if he were willing to cut the camera wire, which he agreed to. Footage shows a male entering the room and emerging with tools in a backpack, and a DeWalt circular saw in his hand.
Both men are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, larceny, destruction of property, and entering without breaking. Both are out on bond.