Surveillance footage shows a person walking out of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort from the April 15 theft of a photograph at the hotel.

Sheraton Steamboat Resort/Courtesy

Surveillance footage shows a person walking out of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort from the April 15 theft of a photograph at the hotel.

Footage shows thief who stole art at Steamboat hotel

Historical piece taken from wall in Steamboat hotel

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Sheraton Steamboat Resort/Courtesy

Surveillance footage shows a person walking out of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort from the April 15 theft of a photograph at the hotel.

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Sheraton Steamboat Resort/Courtesy

Surveillance footage shows a person walking out of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort from the April 15 theft of a photograph at the hotel.

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Sheraton Steamboat Resort/Courtesy

Surveillance footage shows a person walking out of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort from the April 15 theft of a photograph at the hotel.

How to help

Anyone with information about the April 15 theft of a photograph from the Sheraton Steamboat Resort is asked to call Detective Dave Kleiber at 879-4345.

— Police are seeking help in identifying a person who walked out of a Steamboat Springs hotel with a rare historical photograph April 15.

At about 3:30 a.m. April 15, a person walked into a common area at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort and took a framed photograph of the Harbor Hotel off the wall. The person was wearing a sweatshirt with RCDC — Routt County Detention Center — on the chest, and the sweatshirt was pulled up to cover most of the person’s head.

Security at the Sheraton noticed the theft later and after reviewing surveillance footage, reported the crime to the Steamboat Springs Police Department on April 20.

Detective Dave Kleiber said the value of the print isn’t known. He said there is only one other known similar original copy of the photograph, and that is held at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Kleiber said there is some market for historical artifacts, but it is unclear how the person would profit from the theft. The age of the print was not immediately known.

The hotel shut down for the season April 11, Sales and Marketing Director Joan Morri­son said, and the hotel will reopen June 5. Morrison declined to comment on the case because the investigation is ongoing and said she did not have a value of the photo, either.

The person in the photo appears to have a long lock of hair showing, but detectives said it’s hard to determine the sex of the thief.

Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall, who oversees the jail, said he did not know how a person would have a sweatshirt from the jail. Inmates are not allowed to keep them when they leave.

Anyone with information about this theft, or with tips about the person shown in the stills from the video, is asked to call Kleiber at 879-4345.

Comments

justice4all 4 years, 8 months ago

Look at the figure, eyes, nose, hips and hands. It is a girl.

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seeuski 4 years, 8 months ago

And in photo 2 the belly seems a little prego.

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John Fielding 4 years, 8 months ago

Is the sweat shirt actually AC DC, like the rock band?

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Sara Gleason 4 years, 8 months ago

OK-just saying-my first instinct was that this was for sure a female, unless someone's 13 year-old hippie son was out at this hour...Don't agree at all about the preggo comment, but I think that the police should perhaps be able to pinpoint a height and approx. size based on these photos, which were actually pretty good. Also this person knew where the camera was, and knew how to get in and out quickly. Perhaps we should also consider locking the doors when the business is closed-when I delivered papers there we were only allowed to drop them off outside the building, and weren't allowed to refill the indoor pay-per-paper containers. Has something changed since then?

Also, even if there is no reason that someone would be "allowed to leave the jail" with this shirt, they are all over the place. I saw one at a local thrif store not too long ago, I am not sure whether people are allowed to take them, but it's pretty clear that either they are coming from the jail or someone else is making them. And it took them 5 days to report this? Just sayin-something seems a bit funny here.

And to whomever took the picture-give it a good home, because if it isn't a DUI, parking ticket, or underage drinking, the police here aren't going to find you!

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nodui 4 years, 5 months ago

Who ever it is their a dirt bag oxygen thief.

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