Homeless man arrested for stealing $11K in belongings from NYC hotel room of doctor treating COVID-19 patients

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May 27, 2020 - 12:50 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A homeless man was arrested for allegedly stealing $11,000 worth of belongings from the hotel room of a doctor who traveled to New York City to help treat COVID-19 patients, the NYPD said.

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Ronaldo Lewis, 29, allegedly broke into a room at The Brooklyn in Crown Heights around 9 a.m. on Saturday, police said Wednesday.

Lewis made off with around $11,000 worth of jewelry and clothing, according to police.

The New York Post reported that the items belonged to a 29-year-old doctor from Texas who was staying at the hotel while treating COVID-19 patients in New York City.

Lewis' attorney information wasn't immediately available Wednesday.

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