A MAN has been charged after he allegedly broke into a room at a Dundee hotel, stole car keys then nicked a vehicle from the car park.
John Forbes, 35, of no fixed abode, appeared in private at Dundee Sheriff Court.
He made no plea or declaration in relation to eight charges on petition.
Forbes allegedly broke into one of the rooms at Best Western’s Invercarse Hotel, on Perth Road, on Monday.
It is alleged that he stole a number of items from the room, including car keys, before stealing a vehicle from the hotel’s car park.
He then allegedly committed a number of road traffic offences, including colliding with a car at Ettrick Crescent and failing to stop and provide his personal details.
And he also allegedly stole a purse from Tay Mills on Brown Street — which contains student accommodation — on the same date.
The case was continued for further investigation and Forbes was remanded meantime.
The hotel is one of three in the Dundee area run by local firm Redwood Leisure.
The others are the Best Western Woodlands Hotel, on Panmure Terrace in Broughty Ferry, and the Birkhill Inn on Coupar Angus Road.
Martina Whiting, a director at the company, confirmed that hotel staff had helped police with inquiries following the alleged break-in and theft.
She said: “We can confirm a person allegedly gained unauthorised access into the hotel.”
Ms Whiting said that there had been an alleged theft involving the belongings of a guest, as well as a vehicle from the hotel’s car park.
She added that CCTV footage had been recorded at the hotel, which was subsequently passed to police.