Theft at Canal House

Old Aug 8th, 2014, 06:52 AM
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The more people use Airbnb and the like the more people need cash.

In my experience, Airbnb has a pay in advance policy. No cash needed.
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Old Aug 8th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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Sorry for your loss - BUT carrying a lot of cash is always dangerous. Leaving it sitting unsecured in your hotel room is careless. (First you said a locked bag and then you said what seemed to be a bag with a catch on it - so essentially no security.)

If you are not using the hotel safe or the room safe the the money should either be with you or secreted in a safe place (inside dirty underwear?) in a LOCKED suitcase - and the key can't be in the lock or on the nightstand.

As for those entry cards - they are safe except for every person in the hotel - or an professional thief.

Agree - how did anyone know you had so much money in your room - perhaps chatting about it in public?
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Old Aug 8th, 2014, 07:10 AM
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It's hard to find the perfect apartment only to be told cash only. That has happened to us several times and we've always been nervous to carry that much with us. This is a good reminder to be careful.
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Old Aug 8th, 2014, 08:25 AM
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I cannot imagine that any landlord of a rental apartment would object to your paying in installments of your daily ATM allowance.

Or stay somewhere that takes credit/debit cards like my B&B in Lincolnshire.

But what a shame - I hope the rest of your trip compensated for the unpleasantness of this experience. Did your travel insurance cover the loss?
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Old Aug 8th, 2014, 08:41 AM
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Frequently homeowners insurance would cover this sort of a loss while on a trip. But not without a detailed report from the local police. That should have been your first stop (and you should not have left the city without being sure you have all of your belongngs - including cash).
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Old Aug 9th, 2014, 08:05 AM
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Just a thought; if you didn't actually discover the loss until later can you be 100% sure that was where the theft occurred?
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