22 November 2023

Knightsbridge hotel housekeeper on the run after being accused of stealing jewellery worth £350k

22 November 2023

A hotel housekeeper accused of stealing a suitcase of jewellery worth £350,000 has gone on the run to Romania, police said.

Detectives are searching for Marinela Manolesu, 28, who was working in an unnamed hotel in the wealthy area of Knightsbridge in London when the jewellery was taken on October 8.

The Metropolitan Police said she fled the UK around a week later and travelled to Romania, and that officers have contacted the authorities there.

Anyone with information about where she is can call the Met from the UK on 101 quoting 3787/19Oct, or from outside the UK on +44 20 7230 1212.

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.

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