Airman targeted by thieves within hours of arriving at flight instructor school

Airman robbed

Less than an hour after arriving in San Antonio Sunday evening, Air Force Capt. Anthony Giebelhaus and his family were targeted by thieves outside a major hotel.

All of their belongings stolen, the family is now left with nothing. The Air Force captain was about to begin training to become a flight instructor. All of his military records -including medical- were in the vehicles that were taken in the brazen robbery.

Giebelhaus, his wife and brother had just checked in to the hotel after a long drive from Washington state. They’d dropped their dog off in the hotel room and were going to get something to eat before unloading the truck.

When they came outside to start the job 20 minutes later, everything was gone. The family had two cars– one of them pulling a trailer with Giebelhaus’ prized motorcycle inside.

The desk clerk was shocked when finding out what had happened to them, the local ABC station reported. The hotel guests were reportedly told it was okay to park in the back of the property—where there are no security cameras.

The hotel is near I-10 and Loop 1604 where there is also a nearby access road, making it fairly easy for the thieves to getaway. The distraught family says they can’t help but wonder if this was an inside job.

Brittany Giebelhaus broke down in tears as she told KSAT how grateful she was that their family dog, Peanut was not in the car at the time.

The manager of the hotel was apparently out of town at the time, so there was no official statement released by the Drury Inn.

San Antonio police have put out an alert for officers to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicles.

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