Da Nang police are investigating a theft at a hotel after a tourist claimed that his valuable belongings were taken from his room when he was going to the beach.
Police said Phan Manh Ha, 43, and his family stayed at the hotel Golden Sea 3 for the National Day weekend.
On Saturday, the Hanoi family went to the beach and as common practice they left the key to their room with the reception.
After returning an hour later, they found that their valuable items had been stolen, including a Vertu phone, a Rolex watch and more than VND10 million (US$450) worth of cash.
The hotel checked the security footage and identified a suspect, who came to claim the key around half an hour after the family left. The suspect pretended to be Ha and left the hotel in Ha's clothes, allegedly also taken from the room.
Le Hoang Long, director of Le Hoang Anh Company, which owns the three-star hotel, admitted that the hotel’s receptionist was responsible for handing the key to the wrong person.
“Police are now investigating the case,” he was quoted by Tuoi Tre as saying.
Similar theft cases have been reported at Da Nang hotels in recent years.