MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Police have identified a suspect connected to a series of thefts at a hotel in Mobile.

The crimes were reported at the Marriott on Airport Boulevard. Police said hotel employee Tyler Weaver, 29, is responsible for stealing items from the rooms of guests.

Investigators said they found several of the items stolen at the Marriott in Weaver's possession, including a necklace that belonged to Jo Ann Mertins, a guest from Texas who stayed at the hotel.

Detectives said Weaver was arrested Saturday in Baldwin County on seperate drug and theft charges.

He's seen a lot of time behind bars in Baldwin County Jail in Bay Minette. According to jail records, that was his 8th time being arrested since 2014 in Baldwin County.

We reached out to the Mobile Marriott for a comment and to find out the status of Weaver's employment, but we have not heard back.

Weaver remains in the Baldwin County Jail. 

Meanwhile, the Mertins ,who said they were offered complimentary drinks for their trouble while in the city, told FOX 10, the Marriott has since refunded them for their hotel room.

MPD said the Mobile Marriott has been fully cooperating with them in the investigation.

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Toi Thornton is a Reporter. His Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism comes from Dillard University in 2014 and his Master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016. He previously worked as the Fox anchor in Lafayette, LA.

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