Police on international hunt for housekeeper after £350,000 worth of jewellery stolen from London hotel

22 November 2023, 13:16 | Updated: 22 November 2023, 13:21

Around £350,000 worth of jewellery was stolen.
Around £350,000 worth of jewellery was stolen. Picture: Metropolitan Police
Jasmine Moody

By Jasmine Moody

Police are on the lookout for a woman after hundrends of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen from a hotel in central London.

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Marinela Manolesu is wanted by the Metropolitan Police after a suitcase containing around £350,000 worth of jewellery was stolen on Sunday, 8 October.

At the time, the 28-year-old was working as a housekeeper at the hotel in central London, Knightsbridge.

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Police enquiries suggest she left the UK and travelled to Romania on Sunday, 15 October; authorities in the country have been contacted.

Police have contacted authorities in Romania
Police have contacted authorities in Romania. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Anyone with information about Marinela's whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting 3787/19Oct. If you are calling from outside the UK, dial +44 20 7230 1212.

Information can also be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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