Guildford detectives seek couple who ran up £1,200 unpaid hotel bill on stolen credit card
By mattcollison | Monday, October 29, 2012, 13:04
CCTV footage of a couple who ran up an unpaid £1,200 bill during an expensive weekend break at a Haslemere hotel has been released by Guildford police.
The woman and man used a stolen credit card to pay a deposit for their stay at Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere.
The pair ran up a £1,202 unpaid hotel bill.
Detectives in Guildford have released CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the unpaid bill at Lythe Hill Hotel.
A man and a woman stayed at the hotel from October 5-8 and left without paying. They had run up a bill of £1,202.01 and it later transpired that the original credit card used to pay the deposit had been stolen.
The man is described as black, aged approximately 30-years-old, with short black hair on top and shaved on the sides, clean shaven, 6 ft tall and of athletic build, wearing a grey jacket with a black top underneath, dark trousers and dark shoes.
The woman is described as black with lighter skin tones than her partner, approximately 5ft 7 ins tall, in her late 20s, wearing a pale jacket with a black top underneath and black trousers.
Detective Constable James Hilton said: "If you recognise either of these people, please contact us as we are keen to speak to this young man and woman to help with our enquiries.
"This has clearly been a planned attempt to obtain an expensive weekend break with no intention of paying for it. All hotel bills must be paid in full before departure and local businesses can not afford to lose money in this way. It is illegal and will not be tolerated."
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference WV/12/4493. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.