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Intruders break into Edmonton’s Airbnb, do laundry, then make their way to town in guest clothes


Kat Gordon said the people who broke in left a note saying, “We’re here! Today is the happiest day of the rest of our lives! ‘

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EDMONTON – A couple from Vancouver Island had a strange experience at an Airbnb in downtown Edmonton earlier this week.


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Rod and Kat Gordon, who arrived in town on Sunday, went to visit their family after dropping their things off in the suite.

“Nothing looked like there was any problem – until we opened the door. Then it was like another world, ”Kat Gordon said.

The lights were all on and death metal music was screaming.

“The first thing we noticed was two pairs of strangers shoes by the door,” Gordon said.

They thought there might have been a double booking, but then they saw that their luggage had been unpacked.

“Most of our things were taken out of the suitcases and even our toiletry bag had been emptied and all items had been placed on a small shelf above the bathroom sink,” she said.

“There was a strange bowl of smokeless cigarettes in the middle of the table. It was just the weirdest thing.


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Gordon said the people who broke in also washed their clothes and left a note saying, “We’re here! Today is the happiest day of the rest of our lives!

She said it was one of their worst days.

The Gordon’s reported the break-in to police and building security, who found a surveillance image of potential suspects wearing the couple’s clothes.

“They had cameras in the hallways so they could see people coming in and out,” she said.

Several levels of security – the main door, a security guard in the lobby and the door to the suite – were breached by the thieves, she added.

“It’s so confusing for us.”

The couple immediately packed their bags and went to their sister’s house, but building security told them the suspects then returned to the suite, Gordon said.


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“They went straight to the suite, slipped into the bed and fell asleep.

She said thieves must have a key or the door code to enter the suite.

“These people are still there and they were so cheeky and carefree,” Gordon said. “They were trying on our clothes and all our stuff and they spent hours doing it.

“They went out into town in our clothes and then they came back like they belonged.”

Airbnb host Erika Berney said she changes the door code whenever she has a guest.

“Honestly, I have no idea how this could have happened,” Berney told CTV. “And how it happened, it’s really upsetting.”

The Gordon’s received a refund and said they would like the police to release the surveillance photo to find the culprits.

– With files from CTV Edmonton



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