Airbnb guests burglarized in Pacific Beach

Host thinks women were followed home

 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A dream vacation in Pacific Beach became a nightmare for two women visiting from New Mexico. 

In the middle of the night, a stranger got in through the front door and stole their belongings while they slept. 

Pam runs the Airbnb; she asked we not show her face or reveal her last name. She tells 10News the women planned to stay the week, but their trip was turned upside down when someone got into the home while they slept. 

'When you’re sleeping, and you wake up in the morning and realize someone’s been in there, that’s really scary," Pam said, who feels her guests were targeted. “I feel certain they followed them here.”

The burglar cleaned them out.

"Their purses, the iPad, the Luis Vuitton bag, and their two carry-on bags," Pam said. 

The worst part - the loss of their ID's. The women were left with no identification, which meant they wouldn't be able to board their flight home. 

"They had to take a train where you don’t have to have an ID, to meet one of their uncles in Los Angeles who was nice enough to drive them home," Pam said. 

Pam, who was also sleeping in a room nearby, is thankful that the burglar was only after the guest's belongings.

"Three single women here and somebody breaks in," she said. "It could have turned into a disaster.”

Right now, the thief is still out there. Pam told 10News the women did file a report with the police department. 

 Airbnb responded to 10News with the following statement:

“There have been more than 200 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings to date and negative incidents are extremely rare.

We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and have reached out to our host and guests to offer our support.

The safety of the Airbnb community is the most important thing we work on every day.”

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