According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney World’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa has been under investigation for a number of robberies. Since late December there have been over 20 cases of electronics stolen. The rear sliding glass doors have been the access point on a large number of these robberies, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
While working an anti-burglary job at Saratoga Springs last month the Sheriffs spotted two people trying to break into a room, the two ran for Disney Springs where they were stopped. While the sheriffs where checking the pair they found seven iPhones, a laptop and iPad, some of these items belonged to victims in two other burglaries in Disney’s Old Key West Resort.
At this point, Jake Loren Blair and Minoska Guillen, both of Orlando were arrested.
They are still in jail this week and face charges of attempted burglary, burglary of a dwelling and third-degree grand theft. The attorney for the state has yet to make a filing decision. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jane Watrel said:
“They’re looking at these suspects for these (open) cases at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort”
Since the arrest of these two no more burglary reports were made.
Many visitors to Disney who have fell victim of these crimes only reported them to Disney, not the sheriff’s office. Disney said it has been working closely with the Orange County Sheriff’s department and have added additional security to the resort. They have also worked with their housekeeping staff to make sure sliding doors, which may have been let unlocked in the past are now locked. There has also been additional literature in the rooms for the guests on the importance of locking their doors and using their safes.
Please remember to always lock up your rooms and personal items in your room.
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