Around 9:00 Tuesday (May 24) morning, guests at the hotel alerted security of two suspicious men attempting to gain entry into rooms on the eighteenth and nineteenth floors.
As hotel security searched the floors, one suspect entered a room on the tenth floor. A housekeeper was cleaning the unoccupied room when she found the suspect hiding in a closet.
He fled the room, exiting the hotel where he was confronted by a member of the hotel's security staff.
After a brief confrontation, the suspect ran off.
The second suspect was never located.
The two men are described as follows; Suspect #1:
Black man, approximately 250 lbs, 6'3" tall wearing a dark colored shirt and vest with blue jeans.
Hispanic man, approximately 5'8" tall, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.