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News Release
Friday, September 14, 2007
Media Relations
   
   
Actress Dress Stolen from Hollywood Hotel

***UPDATE***

On September 14, 2007, at around 7:30 p.m., a community member found an abandoned bag containing the stolen dress at a park near Franklin Avenue and Las Palmas Avenue. The dress is in police custody and upon completion of the investigation, it will be turned over to Mrs. Channing.

Los Angeles:
A distinctive dress once worn by actress Carol Channing was stolen from a Hollywood Hotel lobby yesterday.

At around 12:30 p.m., Channing walked into the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel located at 1755 North Highland Avenue. A bellhop placed her luggage on a cart and left it unattended.

According to investigators, a man carrying a black backpack walked into the front lobby and took one of Channing’s bags and fled. Inside the bag contained a silver sleeveless dress with crystal beads and rhinestones on it. The dress is worth up to $150,000 and on it’s way to the Smithsonian Institute Museum in Washington D.C. said Detective Tellis.

The suspect was described as a male Black, stands six feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, blue cargo shorts, and white shoes.







Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollywood Burglary Detective Barry Telis, at 213-972-2931. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

     
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