Atlanta woman accused of stealing $1 million worth of jewelry from man's hotel room safe

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Jul. 11 2021, Published 4:49 p.m. ET

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A woman allegedly stole $1 million dollars worth of jewelry out of a man's safe at an Atlanta Hotel after meeting the victim earlier in the day, police said.

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A man reportedly told police he met a woman who gave a fake name, "Sasha," at Hide Kitchen & Cocktails on Roswell Road on June 26, according to Atlanta police.

The two reportedly went to the Tattletale Lounge for a few hours before heading back to his room at the Westin Hotel.

The man told police he secured his jewelry, valued at approximately $1 million dollars, in the room safe before the two then had sex, according to police. The man claimed he might have been drugged by "Sasha" after the two had sexual intercourse, saying he “never slept that hard.”

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When he woke up "Sasha" was not in the room, and his safe was reportedly open, police stated.

All his jewelry was reportedly gone, and the front door to the room was also left unlocked. The man claimed to have no idea how “Sasha” was able to unlock the safe, and was certain he locked it, according to police.

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Investigators recognized similarities in this case with other ongoing investigations and showed the man a photo lineup. Police said the man identified “Sasha,” in the lineup as the woman he brought back to his room.

Shirley Paula Reyes Azambuya was ID'ed as "Sasha" was arrested on a criminal warrant in connection to jewelry theft on July 10. She turned herself in at the Fulton County Jail.

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